ON MONDAY JUNE 29, at 7pm THE ROTTINGDEAN LIBRARY GROUP
discussed Kipling's profoundly moving story about his five lonely years in a boarding house in Southsea, when he and his little sister, Trix, were packed off from their child's paradise in India to learn what it was to be proper English children.
Their caretakers turned out to be so cold, harsh and manipulative that Kipling came to believe he was an irredeemable Black Sheep, and his feelings of fear
and abandonment were seared into his life and writing for years to come.
READ THE STORY HERE: