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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Templer shared my liking of all kinds of animals and we acquired quite a
menagerie, beginning with five dogs and eventually including a leopard, a
spotted deer, and a monkey. The deer roamed about the large compound, the
monkey when ...
was also great friends with the deer; he used to stalk the deer and suddenly jump
on his back with his foreleg over the shoulder in true leopard manner, and the
deer would then shake him off and butt him round and round the compound, both
There was a great deal of "big game" in thejunglesof Magampattu : leopard, bear,
elephant, buffalo, sambhur deer, spotted deer, and pig. Both in Magampattu and
in the two western pattus snipe were plentiful in the wet season, and on the ...
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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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - robertsgirl - LibraryThing
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