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by Reginald Shires




"THE LEOPARD'S CALL - AN ANGLO-INDIAN LOVE STORY" is a gripping account of a young husband and wife team. Norma and Reginald Shires, a nurse and minister, just two years into their marriage, set out to live in the wilderness grasslands of West Bengal, India, down from Bhutan. There they began teaching and building up a high school for students from rare tribal groups. From the very first page of this eloquent brief on living a simple life and raising a family in a jungle area, you become engrossed in a hilarious yet moving true story of their unforgettable world. Anglo-Indians have often distinguished themselves in sports, entertainment, medicine, education, the railway and telegraphs and in the armed services. This story is an example of those who devote their lives to those in need.

Blair Williams: "This is a story of faith and courage - a triumph of the human spirit."

Gloria Jean Moore: "It was my great pleasure to meet Norma and Reg Shires. Dedication, compassion and selflessness form the foundation of their lives. This book will be an important new addition to your library."

Neil O’Brien: "This is truly a great Anglo-Indian love story of a dedicated couple who showed their love for each other, their family and their fellow human beings in that great human quality - service to others."

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REGINALD N. SHIRES, a clergyman, was educated first at Clarence High School in Bangalore, the city of his birth, where he came under the influence of its principal William Wilcox and headmasters Arthur Flack and Mr. Wilson.

He completed his college studies in theology and English at Spicer College, in Kirkee near Poona, where he freelanced for newspapers as a student. He went on to complete his M.A. in Journalism at Pennsylvania State University in the U.S.A. He also received his M.A. in theology at Michigan’s Andrews University. He served as church pastor to small and large congregations in India, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia. He is also a college teacher of journalism and speech.

His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Times of India, Amrita Bazar Patrika and other magazines and journals. His fiction appears in "Voices on the Verandah". He is the author of "At the Age for Love", a novel of Bangalore during World War II.

He is married to Norma D'Sena, a nurse from the railway families of D'Sena and Hodges of Ajmer in Rajasthan. They have a daughter Juanita and three sons: Michael, Donn and Robert. He and his wife live outside the Washington D.C. metro area.

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Small book cover for The Leopard's Call
The Leopard's Call
An Anglo-Indian Love Story

Hardcover (6x9) - $22.25

Paperback (6x9) - $17.75

Order the book direct from Reg Shires' website

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