Booklist – Biographies and Letters

Adams, JadRudyard KiplingHaus BooksLondon2006

Birkenhead, LordRudyard KiplingWeidenfeld & NicolsonLondon1978ISBN 0 297 77535 9Biography suppressed for some ten years by Elsie Bambridge and only published after her death and that of the author.
Braddy, NellaRudyard KiplingJulian Mesner Inc.New York City1941
Illustrated biography aimed at children.
Brown, HiltonRudyard Kipling: A New AppreciationHamish HamiltonLondon1945
Foreword by Frank Swinnerton.
Carrington, CharlesRudyard Kipling: His Life and WorkMacmillan & Co.London1955
The rare 3rd. Edition of 1978 contains appendices not available in other editions.
Chevrillon, AndréRudyard KiplingLibrairie PlonParis1936
Cross, Thomas N.East and West; Biography of Rudyard KiplingLuckystone PressAnn Arbor, MI1992

Fido, MartinRudyard KiplingHamlynLondon1974
Very well illustrated.
Gilbert, Elliott L, (Ed.) Oh Beloved Kids Weidenfeld & NicolsonLondon1983
Letters to his children including Kipling's drawings
Gilmour, DavidThe Long RecessionalJohn MurrayLondon2002
The Imperial Life of Rudyard Kipling'.
Hopkins, R ThurstonRudyard Kipling's WorldRobert HoldenLondon1916

Hutchinson, GeoffKiplingGeoff Hutchinson
Brief illustrated account for children. Paperback.
Keating, PeterKipling the PoetSecker & WarburgLondon1994

Kennedy, Rosalind & Pinney, ThomasKipling Down UnderXLIBRISUSA2000
Rudyard Kipling's Visit to Australia, 1891: A Narrative with Documents.
Kernahan, CoulsonNothing Quite Like Kipling Had Happened BeforeEpworth PressLondon1944
Brief reminiscences published posthumously.
Lemonnier, LeonKiplingEditions Jules TallandierParis1939
Popular biography in French. Paperback.
Laski, MarghanitaFrom Palm to Pine, Rudyard Kipling at Home and AbroadSidgwick and JacksonLondon1987

LeFanu, SarahSomething of ThemselvesHurstLondon2020
Kipling, Mary Kingsley, and Conan Doyle in South Africa, during the Anglo-Boer War.
Lewins, Jeffrey D.Kipling and his 'Coll'Magdalene CollegeCambridge1993
Lycett, AndrewRudyard KiplingWeidenfeld & NicolsonLondon1999

Lycett, AndrewRudyard KiplingPhoenixLondon2000
Paperback edition
Macdonald, MerylThe Long Trail - Kipling Round the WorldTideway HouseBristol1999

Mallett, PhilipRudyard Kipling, a Literary LifePalgrave MacmillanLondon2003

Mason, PhilipKipling - The Glass, the Shadow and the FireJonathan CapeLondon1975
Having loved Kipling as a child, disliked him as a student, then ignored him for thirty years Mason (ex-ICS) documents his return to him in retirement.
Pinney, Thomas See Rosalind Kennedy above..

Pinney, Thomas (Ed.)Letters of Rudyard Kipling (Vol 1) 1872-89Macmillan

Pinney, Thomas (Ed.)Letters of Rudyard Kipling (Vol 2) 1890-99Macmillan

Pinney, Thomas (Ed.)Letters of Rudyard Kipling (Vol 3) 1900-1910Macmillan

Pinney, Thomas (Ed.)Letters of Rudyard Kipling (Vol 4) 1911-1919Macmillan

Pinney, Thomas (Ed.)Letters of Rudyard Kipling (Vols 5 and 6) 1920-1936Macmillan

Pinney, Thomas, and Richards, David AlanKipling and his First PublisherRivendale Press

Pinney, Thomas (Ed.)Kipling's India, Uncollected Sketches 1884 to 1888Macmillan

Pinney, Thomas (Ed.)Something of Myself and other autobiographical writings Cambridge U. Press
Includes My First Book, "Baa Baa Black Sheep", "An English School", and Kipling's 1885 diary: annotated
Ponton, DorothyRudyard Kipling at Home and at WorkPrivately published
Author was governess to Elsie and after 1919 secretary to Kipling. Paperback.
Ricketts, HarryThe Unforgiving Minute - A Life of Rudyard KiplingChatto & WindusLondon1999

Seymour-Smith, MartinRudyard KiplingMacdonaldLondon1989

Stewart, J.I.M.Rudyard KiplingVictor GollanczLondon1966

Sutcliffe, RosemaryRudyard KiplingBodley HeadLondon1960
A Bodley Head monograph aimed at children.
Wilson, AngusThe Strange Ride of Rudyard KiplingSecker & WarburgLondon1977
'His Life and Works'
Mallett, PhillipRudyard Kipling, A Literary LifePalgrave Macmillan

Stewart, DKipling’s America


Lycett, AndrewRudyard Kipling


Holt, Tonie and ValmaiMy Boy Jack?: the Search for Kipling’s Only SonPen & Sword Military

Nicolson, AdamThe Hated Wife  Carrie Kipling 1862-1939London. Short Books

Flanders, JudithA Circle of SistersPenguin