Having written the poem frequently chosen as the nation’s favourite, and well-loved works such as The Jungle Book and the Just So stories, not to mention winning the 1907 Nobel Prize for Literature, it is fair to say Rudyard Kipling is one of Britain most popular authors, home and abroad.
So a remarkable collection offered at a June 25-26 sale at Ewbank’s of Send, near Woking in Surrey, was always going to spark widespread interest.
The family archive of Kipling letters, photographs and personal items, some of them belonging to the author’s troubled ‘forgotten sister’ Alice, or ‘Trix’ as she was known affectionately, sold for a total of £38,000. It had been estimated to raise around £20,000. more