Kevin and I in India

ABOUT Frank Kusy

Frank Kusy
Born and raised in the fog-shrouded streets of 1960s London, and with more than 30 years of travel writing experience under his belt, aspiring Buddhist and incorrigible cat-lover Frank Kusy is a SUNDAY TRIBUNE RECOMMENDED AUTHOR and a four-time Gold Medal Winner on the Harper Collins Autho More...



Acclaimed as one of the funniest and true to life stories ever written about India, this 'diary of disaster' became an instant bestseller upon publication in 1986, and remains a firm favourite with readers today.

"Relentlessly honest, refreshingly uncontrived, this diary really
works." (The Sunday Tribune)

"India, at low-budget tourist level, is buffeting and bullying. But over
four months travelling, Frank Kusy remains indefatigably and irrepressibly
jocular." (The Mail on Sunday)

"Easy to read, interesting and funny, you feel you are there with
Frank and Kevin, cooped up in trains, starving for days and then
going on massive binges, going thirsty and then drinking coffee, only
to find that it’s been sweetened with baboon’s milk." (The Mercury)

‘This is great travel-writing. Melts the plain vanilla past the evaporation point.’ (Greg Levin, author, Notes on an Orange Burial)

Book Description:

When Frank and Kevin first met in an empty Arab airport lounge on their way to India in January 1985, it was the beginning of a friendship which would take them together across the length and breadth of the Indian sub-continent, ending up in the foothills of the Himalayas in Nepal.

'Kevin and I in India' is the unexpurgated, often outrageous, diary of their travels – from the hill-stations of the deep south to the Taj Mahal in the north, from the Goan beaches of the west to the sacred Ganges and the Bodhi Tree in the east. Full of anecdotes, observations and travellers’ tales, the two Englishmen weave a crazy, erratic path through a variety of adventures and misadventures, in constant battle against officialdom, insects, heat, dust, ticket-queues and mad traffic.

Here is the real India – stripped of illusion, but adorned with humour and exuberance. Here is a kaleidoscopic potpourri of fascinating sights, scenes and people, with each day of the journey more exciting, more packed with incident, than the last.

STOP PRESS: The long-awaited sequel to 'Kevin' - 'Off the Beaten Track: My Crazy Year in Asia' - is now available on all Amazon channels.