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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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 ...
Although the white population of Jaffna was so small, it contained a high
percentage of curious characters. One of the most curious exhibits was Sir
William Twynam, K.C.M.G. When I knew him he was 79 years old, living in a
house not far from ...
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