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Woolf in Ceylon - An Imperial Journey in the Shadow of Leonard Woolf-1904-1911 Paperback – 10 Oct 2006
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That said, I enjoyed the first part of the book, when Woolf was in Sri Lanka. I was personally reading to learn more about the place rather than about Woolf, although I have read The Village in the Jungle. I found the first part, the writer's memories of childhood combined with Woolf's experiences in his Civil Service post, were more engaging and alive than the later parts of the book.
I am not sure if the writer to make his subject likeable, but Leonard Woolf came across as someone of limited talent who was embedded in the imperialist world he professed to despise. Maybe this was an accurate view.
The book itself is a curious thing - the pictures look like bad photocopies from another book and don't really do the work justice.
A fascinating account of empire won and lost and one man's relation to it all. I was quite ignorant of Woolf's importance until I picked this up.
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