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The island was divided administratively into nine Provinces and some of the
Provinces were subdivided into Districts. In charge of the Province was a
Government Agent (always referred to as the G.A.), a senior civil servant of 20
years' service ...
I was accepted as one of them by the Sahibs of the Northern Province and
therefore of Ceylon. The company of white Sahibs of Jaffna and of Ceylon, into
which I now had to fit myself, formed a strange society such as I had never known
He had retired after 50 years in the Ceylon Civil Service, all of it spent in Jaffna,
and over 40 years as Government Agent, Northern Province. On his retirement he
bought a house and continued to live in Jaffna. It was said that he had started ...
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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