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Tales of an Enchanted Boyhood Alupola to Jaffna,1940 to 1960.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

This re-call of times between the early years 1940 to 1960, covers the boyhood years of the author. The early part of the book relives the scenes in a tea-estate in Rathnapura, Sri Lanka. The latter half covers life in Jaffna. Various incidents of this period are related with a sense of humor. The stories related will I am sure, pluck your heart-strings. The way life was lived in the pre-plastic era and scenes of rural life of this era, will take you back over half a century.
1.       Price for delivery in Sri Lanka – Rs.950/- with postage and packing.
Please send a crossed cheque for Rs.900/- drawn in favour of Dr. Philip G Veerasingam, with your home address to:-
Dr. Philip G Veerasingam,
28, Mansuriya Lane,
Honiton Place,

2.       Price for delivery overseas – US$ 20/-, Euro 15/- with postage and packing.
Email your home address to
I will instruct you on how to make your payment by ‘Smart remit’ through your local bank.

My best wishes,
Dr. Philip G Veerasingam.

27th August 2014.

A review by Dr. C.S. Nannayakkara

To purchase the book click on the web-link below to see the details:-

“History, like the drama and the novel grew out of mythology, a primitive form of apprehension and expression in which – as in fairy tales listened to by children or in dreams dreamt by sophisticated adults - the line between fact and fiction is left undrawn. It has for example been said of the ILIAD that anyone who starts reading it as history will find that it is full of fiction but, equally, anyone who starts reading it as fiction will find that it is full of history.
            All histories resemble the ILIAD to this extent that they cannot entirely dispense with the fiction element. The mere selection, arrangement and presentation of facts is a technique belonging to the field of fiction…”
“A study of History”

Arnold J. Toynbee.
Arnold J. Toynbee
Arnold Joseph Toynbee CH was a British historian, philosopher of history, research professor of International History at the London School of Economics and the University of London and author of numerous books. Wikipedia
 BornApril 14, 1889, London, United Kingdom
 DiedOctober 22, 1975, York, United Kingdom

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