Puck of Pook's Hill

Rudyard Kipling

First American edition, 1906 Quotation from A Smuggler's Song on an inn in Dorset, with "Smugglers" replacing "Gentlemen". Puck of Pook's Hill is a fantasy book by Rudyard Kipling, published in 1906, containing a series of short stories set in different periods of English history. It can count both as historical fantasy – since some of the stories told of the past have clear magical elements, and as contemporary fantasy – since it depicts a magical being active and practising his magic in the England of the early 1900s when the book was written.