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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After collection I had to arrange for the transport of the salt from the lewaya to the
Government salt stores at Hambantota or Kirinda. After tenders had been called
for, this was done on contract at so much per ton by contractors in Hambantota ...
They had been turned loose with another 250 head of cattle out on the Maha
Lewaya adjoining the town. I had the sick bulls isolated and rode down to the
lewaya in the evening, had all the cattle there rounded up and counted; I put
them in ...
One of the difficulties was to get bulls and train them ; I got the Mudaliyars to
obtain some bulls and took them down to the Hambantota lewaya in order to train
them and myself to plough. It was literally ploughing the sand, and amused not
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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