There's an autobiography - "Something of Myself" which I like.
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From: "Kari Foster" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: 19 February 2001 17:26
Subject: (unfashionable!) Kipling
> Yes, I know that Kipling is not really the in thing
> and people think of him as a fascist etc. (they're
> even knocking him in the "Poessays" now -- ugh)
> _but_ I have a specific reason for wanting to read
> a good biography of him. If I were to read only one,
> can any of you suggest which one it should be?
> My reason for asking (possibly of anecdotal interest
> to some): Kippers was the godfather of a relative
> of mine, and wrote "If" as a christening present. Said
> relative died last month, and I read out "If" at the
> funeral. The thoughts milling about in my mind
> because of these recent events make me want to
> know more.