NEW DELHI, March 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — HarperCollins Publishers India is proud to announce the launch of “Handle with Care Travels with my Family (To Say Nothing of the Dog)” by Shreya Sen-Handley today.
“Shreya’s desire for new experiences and attention to detail reminds me by Robert Louis Stevenson travel writings. Never a dull moment!” – Ruskin Bond.
About the book
Shreya Sen-Handley Handle with Care is a cheerful and expressive travel diary that chronicles his adventures around the globe. In tow, most of the time, is the “quirky clan” of her British husband, their two children and their dog.
Behold the tales of the world beyond the south Kolkata and Sherwood Forest – places they call home. From popular Indian locations like Rajasthan and Kerala to bustling international capitals like new York and ParisEnglish idylls like Dorset and Haworth to the sleepy pleasures of Corfu – the journeys are described in startling detail, seasoned with humor and sprinkled with sound advice. No matter how strenuous the hike, a Holds up well to storms, and while you’re at it, have fun, eat, and reveal. Misadventures or not, we learn, there is always magic to be found.
These are delightful stories that will take a places without having to move an inch.
“Over the past two pandemic years, we have all found ourselves under house arrest, our worlds shrunk to microscopic dimensions by the deadly virus that threatens us! Stories of adventure, discovery and fun have saved us in these dark times of losing our zest for life, allowing our minds and hearts to still be transported, to touch other lives and lands when we cannot. And although this book has been in the works for some time, covering as he makes it the lively journeys of a family, my family, and the many animals, canines, humans and others, associated with him for over 40 years, I’m glad he came out at precisely this point – when we most need to remember how much he is glorious to explore, laugh, love and hope for the best. So this is my little bit to keep our spirits up: with stories about my eccentric family’s adventures in this wonderful world of ours.”
– Shreya Sen-Handleyauthor of Handle with Care.
“A book about love – romantic, parental, family and whatever the word for the family dog. About love of place, history, literature, poetry and art, all over the world. It celebrates adventure and fun…Totally wonderful, brilliantly written, witty and kind, and I recommend it as a fabulous read for anyone, anytime, anywhere.”
– Lee Durrellauthor, naturalist and television presenter
About the Author
Shreya Sen-Handley is the author of Memoirs of My body (2017), which won Best Nonfiction Book of the Year at the 2018 NWS Writing Awards, and the collection of short stories Strange (2019). Welsh National Opera librettist and the first South Asian woman to write an international opera, she collaborated with WNO on their film series Create change in 2020, and a multicultural opera with 200 performers Migrations tour Britain in 2022. His play Quiet was staged in London by the Tara Theater in 2021.
His short stories and poetry, published, broadcast and shortlisted for prizes in India, Britain and Australiaalso led a UK National Hate Crime Campaign in 2020.
Shreya teaches creative writing at various institutions, including the University of Cambridge. She is also a columnist and illustrator. She lives with her husband, two children and a dog in Sherwood Forest, England.
About HarperCollins Publishers India
HarperCollins India publishes some of the best writers from the Indian subcontinent and around the world, releasing around 200 new books every year, with a print and digital catalog of over 2,000 titles spread across 10 editions. Its authors have won almost all major literary awards including Man Booker Prize, JCB Prize, DSC Prize, New India Foundation Prize, Atta Galatta Prize, Shakti Bhatt Prize, Gourmand Cookbook Prize, Publishing Next Prize , the Tata Literature Live Award, Gaja Capital Business Book Award, BICW Award, Sushila Devi Award, Prabha Khaitan Woman’s Voice Award, Sahitya Akademi Award and Crossword Book Award. HarperCollins India has received the Publisher of the Year award four times: at Publishing Next in 2015 and at Tata Literature Live! in 2016, 2018 and 2021. HarperCollins India also represents some of the best publishers in the world including Egmont, Oneworld, Harvard University Press, Bonnier Zaffre, Usborne, Dover and Lonely Planet.
SOURCE HarperCollins Publishers India