Summary of The Book Scenes From A Writer’s Life: A Memoir starts off by highlighting Ruskin Bond’s early years, six of which were spent at Jamnagar. His memories of the place are quite bittersweet. He describes the time he spent playing with his sister Ellen at the Ram Vilas Palace grounds. The author also writes about the bitter relationship between his parents that left him with a lot of insecurity. His unhappiness worsens when his father passes away when he is only ten years old. He stays on with his mother and stepfather, who pay little or no attention to his needs and requirements. He keeps himself occupied with the help of books and some friends. Most of his time is spent on his own, during which he decides that he will walk the path of a writer.