The Phrase 'baker's finds its roots in the practice of medieval English bakers during the reign of Henry III in 1266, who gave an extra loaf when selling a dozen, so to avoid being penalized for selling loaves short in measure.
This practice of adding an identical loaf to the existing twelve and making it thirteen soon came to be known as 'baker's dozen'. Another legend hints that an extra piece, I.e, the thirteenth loaf, is the devil's share.
The book 'baker's Dozen; is a collection of twelve short stories(plus one – the devil's share) strewn with varied hues of life in and around India. It is a collection of short stories woven by the theme of aspirations locking horns with reality.
About the Author
Prakash Gowda, 32 is writer by passion and copywriter by profession. He believes that if music has seven notes writing has twenty six, and the written word can transform a person's perspective. He has been writing poetry in English since the age of ten and went on to express himself in Hindustani (Hindi-Urdu) poems and short stories.
A degree in Commerce and Hotel management landed him in jobs at plush hotels and cafes. A poem written by him and framed on the wall of a coffee shop presented him with an opportunity to freelance for newspapers, Eventually, he gave his job at the coffee shop and started working as a copywriter at a leading advertising agency in Vadodara.
Backed by a decade of experience in professional writing, he went on to pursue a course in d film-making and discovered a new medium of expression in short films, scripts, screenplays and lyrics. 'Baker's Dozen is his first book and on the anvil are more of such writings laced with profound layers and simple lyricism.
Very Nice Book -- Must Read!
28 Aug, 2012