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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The fact that she had ceased to be Empress of the French 37 years ago
appeared to make no difference to the etiquette of her Court in King's Pavilion ,
Kandy . It seemed to me not inappropriate that the old lady in her make - believe
waiting stood on each side of the Empress . After a few minutes she rose and we
moved in slow procession into another room where tea and the other gentleman-
and lady - in - waiting awaited us . We all sat round the table and the Empress ...
the Tooth to the Empress , and as Sir Hugh Clifford was in Kandy , I told him
about it for he had not seen the relic and I felt sure he would like to be present .
He met me outside the Maligawa and we waited in the road for the Empress to
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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