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The Bookishly Classic Book Crate - The Jungle Book.

The Bookishly Classic Book Crate - The Jungle Book.

The Bookishly Classic Book Crate launched this week and we’re really excited about it! August’s box is themed around The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling and is jam-packed full of bookish goodies including the book itself with our exclusively designed dust jacket. We want to keep the contents a surprise but we can tell you this… As well as the book there are seven other items in there and the combined retail value of the individual products is over £55! Here’s a peek of the cover to give you a little insight of what to expect.

To celebrate the launch, we thought it would be fun to do a blog post dedicated to Rudyard Kipling. Here are a few interesting facts about his life and his writing.

If you want to get your hands on our crate you can do so here. Make sure to grab one before they sell out! If you've pre-registered make sure to check your emails for your unique code. 

1. His first name was Joseph not Rudyard. Rudyard was his middle name, taken from Rudyard Lake in Staffordshire. Kipling favoured Rudyard because it was far more distinctive. 

2. Rudyard wrote The Jungle Book in Vermont, U.S. He lived there with his wife and two daughters. 

3. Kipling was the first English author to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature. He actually turned down a number of honours in his lifetime, including the poet laureateship and a knighthood. 

4. Kipling's son Jon went missing in action in World War One. He was serving in The Battle of Loos with the Irish Guard. Jon was chronically short-sighted and his father pushed for the military to accept him. Kipling really struggled to come to terms with his son's death as a result. 

We're always up for learning more about our favourite authors, if you have any interesting facts about Rudyard Kipling be sure to share. 
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