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Growing
Author: Leonard Woolf

ISBN: 9781780600710
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 5 November 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.1 x 14.6 x 1.7
Description:
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.

About the Author

Leonard Sidney Woolf (November 25, 1880 - August 14, 1969) was a noted British political theorist, author, publisher, and civil servant, but perhaps now best known as the widower of author Virginia Woolf.

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