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 arrive.
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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