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The army officers had, of course, high social claims, as they have always and
everywhere, but in Ceylon there were too few of them to be of social importance.
In Kandy and the mountains, hundreds of British planters lived on their dreary tea
planters lived on their dreary tea estates and they enjoyed superficially complete
social equality with the civil servants. They belonged to the same clubs, played
tennis together, and occasionally intermarried. But there is no doubt that ...
Night after night we all went up to the head of the Lake to the tennis courts, a
grander and more social ritual than that of Jaffna with a continual nutter of
females including a fluctuating stream of visitors, planters, army officers, and their
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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