Of diamonds and doilies

The Tattooed Teetotaller and other wonders by Adil Jussawalla. First Published in India in August 2021 by Poetrywala, An imprint of Paperwall Publishing, A/103 — Krishna Residences, 379, Cardinal Gracious Road, Chakala, Andheri (East), Bombay 400099. Pp: 30. Price: Rs 200. The Tattooed Teetotaller and other wonders is not the first collection of poems for the young reader that Adil Jussawalla (pictured Photo Noshir Gobhai) has written. In his letter in The Right Kind of Dog, an earlier collection for teenagers, he mentions his belief that no one is too young to appreciate poetry: "No one even the wisest of (adults)......

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