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Then we were told what our first appointments were to be. I was to go as Cadet to
Jaffna in the Northern Province. As I walked out of the Secretariat into the
Colombo sun, which in the late morning hits one as if a burning hand were
It is quite different in Jaffna; there as soon as you leave the main street, the
esplanade, or the seashore, you are in a typical Tamil village of narrow roads
between cadjan fences which hide whitewashed low huts or bungalows,
bowered in ...
The Old Park, Jaffna Kachcheri, Jaffna. 30th October, 1907. Dear Mr. Woolf, If you
have not made any other plans for Christmas, we wondered whether you would
like to come back to Jaffna? If so, we should be so pleased if you will stay with ...
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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