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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James Stewart Bowes, Assistant Superintendent of Police in Jaffna, was an
interesting example of all this. His brother Freddy was in the civil service, highly
intelligent, high up, and successful. Jimmy was the failure of the family and had
I also sometimes had to act as Superintendent of Police. In a letter to Lytton I tell
him of an incident which shows the kind of thing one had to do as a
Superintendent of Police. A Police Constable came to my bungalow early in the
morning and ...
John Scott, as A.G.A., was responsible for law and order in the camp, sat as
Police Magistrate, and was Koddu Superintendent; I was Assistant Koddu
Superintendent; Stevenson was Superintendent of Police. Stevenson and I
shared a ...
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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