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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I did not have another year in the “ accursed place ” , for five months after I wrote
this letter I was moved at a moment's notice to Kandy where Lewis was
Government Agent ; he had asked for me to be sent there as his Office Assistant .
... dishonoured cheques , and warrants for his arrest were issued in Kandy ,
Nuwara Eliya , and Colombo . He bolted and managed to get on to a boat bound
for Malaya . But in Malaya he was caught and sent back to Colombo where they
... in the Boer War were sent to Ceylon and were interned in camps up country .
Engelbrecht was one of them . When the war was over , the prisoners - of - war
were repatriated to South Africa on condition that they took the oath of allegiance
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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