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This review is from: Cinnamon Gardens (Hardcover)
It's the 1920's of Sri Lanka at its finest. Its the kind of book that will make you wish you were born a century earlier. Its the kind of book that will make you think, wish and wonder at the outcome. I couldn't put Cinnamon Gardens down. The wonderful flow of words, thuoghts and phrases made it real, in every sense of the word. Selvadurai's keen interest and complete research is evident throughout. The title itself is gripping, especially to a Sri Lankan. As one the oldest areas in Sri Lanka Cinnamon Gardens is hidden from the rest of the world. What goes on within its boundaries is known only to those who live within it. Selvadurai has dealt with this aspect almost as though he were there. It's compelling, its thought provoking and worth a read.