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My letters to Lytton show that after that I got a great deal more than my due share
of the extraordinary variety of work which a junior civil servant had to do in those
days . Indeed within four months of my arrival in Ceylon and three months of my ...
... comfortable — and I had been in acute discomfort for days — and when I left
the koddu about midnight , I was recovered . There was a great deal to be said
against our rule of Ceylon , which , of course , was bleak “ imperialism ” or what is
One was continually having to deal with the planters and their estates and labour
, and there was much business connected with the sale and settlement of Crown
Land . All this I found dull and irritating . On the other hand everything to do with ...
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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