Growing: An Autobiography of the Years 1904 to 1911
Woolf's account of his seven years as a civil servant in Ceylon. "He has a seemingly effortless way with words which is beautiful and spellbinding" (J. M. Edelstein, New Republic). Index; photographs.
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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 ...
One day I received from the Government in Colombo a telegram informing me
that Baron Blixen , a Danish cousin of Queen Alexandra , was coming to shoot in
my District , and I was to help him in every way possible . I found that the Baron ...
... day I departed for Colombo , and from Colombo , with my sister Bella , now
married to the Assistant Director of the Peradeniya Gardens , I sailed for England
. Chapter Five EPILOGUE ur boat left Colombo on May 24th 245 HAMBANTOTA.
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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