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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resident sportsmen might shoot . The issuing of licences to shoot big game - elephant , buffalo , and deer — was in my hands and in the open season sportsmen from all over the world used to come to Hambantota for big game shooting .
... pattus snipe were plentiful in the wet season , and on the lewayas and irrigation tanks there was good teal shooting . Before I came to the District I had done very little shooting , but I soon began to do quite a lot of it .
of the world downwards , shooting and hunting at first fascinated me . The excitement is tremendous , whether you are stalking a deer in the jungle , shooting snipe in a paddy field , or waiting in the evening on a tank for the sound of ...
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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