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In Calcutta and Simla, in Colombo and Nuwara Eliya, the social structure and
relations between Europeans rested on the same kind of snobbery,
pretentiousness, and false pretensions as they did in Putney or Peckham. No one
that I had returned to Colombo en route back to London and his home. So he set
off back again by the way we had come, down the railway line to Colombo. At any
rate, two Church Missionary Society lady missionaries, Miss Beeching and ...
The fourth contained a bevy of ladies who seemed to me most unsuitable for the
jungles of Magampattu; their normal place of domicile was, I guessed, a Colombo
brothel. One day I received from the Government in Colombo a telegram ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Jenney - LibraryThing
In the feudal society of Ceylon "I felt that there was some depth of happiness rather than pleasure, of satisfaction, . . . which the western world is losing or has lost." (p 158) Judgments such as ... Read full review
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This is the second book Leonard Woolf wrote of his life. He is a graceful author, and a sensitive man. Good look into an aristocratic young britisher and his growing up. Read full review