|BC015DBL||Centenary of Rudyard Kiplings Just So Stories, doubled with a single Nobel Prizes stamp and postmark||£25.00||Buy Now|
|BC015||Centenary of Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories, pair of covers, unsigned||£45.00||Buy Now|
|BC015B||Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories Centenary, pair of covers signed Clare Francis & Leslie Thomas||£60.00||Buy Now|
|BC015CS||Centenary of Rudyard Kiplings Just So Stories, signed Margaret Atwood||£60.00||Buy Now|
|BC015H||Centenary of Rudyard Kiplings Just So Stories, Full Set Cover||£125.00||Limited Availability|
|BC015K||Centenary of Rudyard Kiplings Just So Stories, signed by Leslie Thomas||£150.00||Limited Availability|
|BC015P||Centenary of Rudyard Kiplings Just So Stories, signed by Archbishop Desmond Tutu||£200.00||Limited Availability|
Issue Date: 15/01/2002
Issue Name: Centenary of Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories
Producer: Buckingham Covers
Nearly every child has grown up with Rudyard Kipling's classics, The Jungle Book and the Just So Stories. Generations of us were tucked into bed and given his imaginative, crazily improbable explanations of the world around us, such as how the elephant got his trunk.
These gorgeous stamps capture each Just So story and we worked with the National Trust to produce a cover showing Kipling's much-loved Sussex home, Bateman's, where he did much of his writing.
Bateman's - Home of Rudyard Kipling
Rudyard Kipling was the first British winner of the Nobel Prize for literature. He wrote prolifically and his early work captured the era of the British Empire. He understood, as so few people did in his time, the equality of peoples. When he became a mason, he wrote 'I was entered by a Hindu, passed by a Mohammedan and raised by an Englishman. Our Tyler was a Jew'.He was the most famous writer in the English speaking world and his work bridged all classes and races. Because his apeal was so widespread, he was one of the most popular Victorian writers and was offered a knighthood which he refused. To this day most children know his stories of the Jungle Book and the Just So Stories.
Kipling was 36 years old when he and his wife returned to England. They wanted somewhere to settle and after a considerable search, they found Bateman's, deep in the Sussex countryside.
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Ruth Barbara Rendell, Baroness Rendell of Babergh, CBE, was an English author of thrillers and psychological murder mysteries. Rendell's best-known creation, Chief Inspector Wexford, was the hero of many popular police stories, some of them successfully adapted for TV.
Clare Mary Francis MBE is a British novelist who was first known for her career as a yachtswoman who has twice sailed across the Atlantic on her own and she was the first woman to captain a successful boat on the Whitbread Around the World race.
Phyllis Dorothy James, Baroness James of Holland Park, OBE, FRSA, FRSL, known professionally as P. D. James, was an English crime writer. She rose to fame for her series of detective novels starring police commander and poet Adam Dalgliesh
Frederick McCarthy Forsyth, CBE is an English author, journalist for the Daily Express, spy, and occasional political commentator.
Leslie Thomas, OBE was a Welsh author best known for his comic novel The Virgin Soldiers.
Margaret Eleanor Atwood CC OOnt CH FRSC FRSL is a Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, inventor, teacher and environmental activist.
Desmond Mpilo Tutu OMSG CH GCStJ is a South African Anglican cleric and theologian known for his work as an anti-apartheid and human rights activist.