Books tagged: ceylon

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Born-again Bandit
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,200. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2008 by Darling Newspaper Press. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Hilarious! On the eve of World War 2, the British Raj encounters a child more troublesome than militant Japan. A short-story of 3750 words by Bryce McBryce.
The Coolie's Sweetheart
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,880. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2009 by Darling Newspaper Press. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Black and comely is she, but disaster swoops when love poems fall into the wrong hands. This is a spoof on the British Raj at its peak in the Far East.
Wee Charlie's World
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,260. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2009 by Darling Newspaper Press. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
In the twilight of the British Raj, this precocious brat is a bigger problem than militant Japan. Delightfully nostalgic and humorous: a literary gem.
The Spirit of Waterloo
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,400. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2009 by Darling Newspaper Press. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A terror from Britain's glory days arrives to haunt the garrison school. The Colonel fumes, the Padre swoons, and Wee Charlie is a last forlorn hope.
United Press Invades India: Memoirs of a Foreign Correspondent, 1944-1952
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Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 127,900. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2011 and represented by Concierge Publishing Services. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
How does a Midwestern boy end up reporting world events from India for United Press? He comes by way of boat, after reporting from China during the Communist takeover. Such is the life story of John Hlavacek, correspondent for NBC and Time-Life. John left his career reporting from China to join United Press as a war correspondent. He reported world events from India from 1944-1952.
Vipassana Meditation: My Experiences at a 10-Day Retreat
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,880. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
Vipassana is one of the world's most ancient forms of meditation. In this detailed essay, author Robert Crayola describes all that goes on at a 10-day Vipassana course, providing a thorough accounting of the pros and cons involved. Also included is information on taking the course yourself.
Memories of RAF Negombo Ceylon, 1950 - 1952
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Price: Free! Words: 5,700. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2012. Category: Essay » Author profile
As a young boy, I lived for two years between 1950 and 1952, in Ceylon, now Sri Lanka, with my parents and sister. My father was in the Royal Air Force and we were based at RAF Negombo, not far from Colombo. This is an account of my life there.
Sinagiri - Rajah Kasyapu and the Frescoes at Singiriya
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,160. Language: British English. Published: November 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
The story is based on historical fact. Battles, buildings and recorded events are set out factually. There was a Raja Kasyapu, who killed his father, and then in remorse became a recluse. He was, in fact, killed several years later by his younger brother after the body of the old Raja was found encased (alive) in plaster in the wall of the old palace. But who are the faces painted on the wall?
SERENDEPIA - Robert Knox's escape from Ceylon after twenty years captivity
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,520. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: December 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
In 1659 an English Ship, called “Ann” was almost wrecked off the north west coast of Ceylon, and the Captain Robert Knox and several members of his crew were tricked and then captured, and imprisoned for almost 20 years until a small group escaped. In 1680 Robert Knox Junior, published a book in London detailed his life during the 20 years of captivity.
History of Resistance
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Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 42,140. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Asian
History of struggle in Sri Lanka. Historic narrative of struggles based on caste, class and ethnicity.