The Teardrop Island: Following Victorian Footsteps Across Sri Lanka

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Mr Fernando led me into a dark room that was lined with book-cases and smelled of leather and damp. The polished, concrete floor of the library was covered with white jasmine flowers that had blown through the windows during the storm. He began to select from the shelves a collection of disintegrating books. 'If you are going to read any of them, it should really be this one,' he said as he passed me two thick volumes, embossed with gold lettering and spotted with damp. The work was simply called Ceylon and was written by ...

The Teardrop Island: Following Victorian Footsteps Across Sri Lanka 2013, Summersdale Publishers, Chichester

ISBN-13: 9781849534147

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