Eland Publishing Ltd

Growing: Seven Years in Ceylon 1904-1911

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ISBN: 9781780600710
Publisher: Eland Publishing Ltd
Publication Date: 2015-09-04
Number of pages: 208
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Growing is a portrait of a young man sent straight out from university to help govern Ceylon. It is doubtful that any Empire at any time has been served by such an intelligent, dutiful, hardworking and incorruptible civil servant as the young Leonard Woolf. He was determined to do what was good but discovered for himself that colonial rule, be it ever so high-minded, is fated to do wrong. Growing is also a deeply affectionate account of the mystery, magic and savage beauty of Ceylon at the turn of the century, an island whose diverse beliefs and cultures Woolf had the time and wit to explore in detail.

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