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4 new books to add to your bookshelves this week

This list includes the autobiography of the current captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore, a new collection of Ruskin Bond's popular stories, and more

The front covers of the books.
The front covers of the books.

Faf: Through Fire by Faf Du Plessis, Penguin Random House India, 384 pages, Rs. 499

François du Plessis, better known as Faf, a former South Africa cricket skipper and now captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore, is a true all-rounder. He has just published a memoir, a story of leadership, struggle and success. 

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The Gold Collection: by Ruskin Bond, Aleph Book Company, 216 pages, Rs. 599

Released to mark Ruskin Bond’s 89th birthday, this collection of 10 stories makes a good gift for a fan. Find favourites such as The Blue Umbrella, from the early days of his career, as well as more recent tales like Miracle At Happy Bazaar. 

Vajpayee: The Ascent of the Hindu Right, 1924–1977 by Abhishek Choudhary, Picador India/New India Foundation, 432 pages, Rs. 660

This deeply researched book is part one of a two-volume study of the life of former prime minister A.B. Vajpayee, one of the founders of the Bharatiya Janata Party. It brings to light the many factors and ideas that influenced his thinking. 

Wheat Less: A Guide to Gluten-Free Life by Ryan Fernando, Rupa Publications, 224 pages, Rs. 295

Nutritionist Ryan Fernando, whose list of clients includes actor Aamir Khan and cricketer Robin Uthappa, explains the science of gluten intolerance. Science meets self-help as he explains how to work towards transforming one’s diet. 

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