‘Friend of all the World,’ said Mahbub, ‘I have met many men, women and boys, and not a few Sahibs. I have never in all my days met such an imp as thou art.’
Kim is the ‘Friend of the World’, an orphan living in the teeming streets of India. This action-packed story tells of his extraordinary adventures in the colourful country, and of the multitude of characters he encounters every day. We follow his eventful journey along the Grand Truck Road with the old Tibetan lama, his unhappy sojourn at St Xavier’s School and his role as a spy for the British. Kim, the boy with Oriental and Irish in his soul, plays both East and West in the captivating story, as compelling today as when it first appeared n 1901.