Their guide and 'magic man' is of course the indefatigable Rusi, a Parsee friend, driver and shrewd negotiator. The English travellers' fondness for swimming pools and clean hotel rooms is well answered by Rusi, who is also master of the 'wayside stop' and all that this implies. Crowded streets and shops, strange little cafes and the odd surly host are counterbalanced by moments of utter peace and spiritual calm that only aficionados of India will fully appreciate. But for new visitors as well as old hands, Travels with Rusi is an ideal guide and a fond reminder of happy times.
Mac Rogers graduated from Leeds University and RADA. He has pursued a varied acting career, appearing notably in Luc Besson's Joan of Arc as the Bishop. He lives in Teddington with his wife Maggie, but it is from their idyllic Welsh cottage that he draws his literary inspiration. He is currently filming with Benicio del Toro in The Wolfman.