Jim Corbett is world famous for his classic man-eater stories. However, the three volumes collected here show a very different side to this remarkable man.
In My India, he describes the villages of the Kumaon Hills, and the customs and lifestyles of the people he encountered. Jungle Lore is the closest Corbett ever came to writing an autobiography, combining recollections of his earliest days with frank views on the need for conservation which were well ahead of their time.
Finally, in Tree Tops, the only book Corbett set outside his beloved India, he captures the savage beauty of Kenya’s wildlife as well as telling the story of the royal visit of 1952, during which Princess Elizabeth learned she was Queen.
If pest control could win you medals for bravery, Jim Corbett would have won the VC. The citation would have read something like this: ‘Regardless of his own safety, he repeatedly exposed himself...Read more