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The town of Jaffna , for which I was bound , was the capital and administrative
centre of the Northern Province . It stood upon a peninsula — the Jaffna
peninsula— which is connected with the mainland of Ceylon by a narrow
Well , it was as Cadet attached to the Jaffna kachcheri that I arrived in Jaffna on
January 5th , 1905. The station had a white population of ten or twelve
government officers , perhaps ten missionaries , a retired civil servant with a
daughter and ...
For these reasons I hardly ever saw him during my first months in Jaffna . Now
finding myself without a bungalow , I decided to ask Dutton to take me in . It was a
bold step . I knew that the rest of Jaffna's white population would strongly ...
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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