Books tagged: ceylon

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Een brandend dek
Price: Free! Words: 63,540. Language: Dutch. Published: November 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
In de Gouden Eeuw verlieten duizenden Nederlanders de Republiek om onder de vlag van de VOC op Ceylon hun geluk te beproeven. Tegen het einde van de achttiende eeuw had zich daar een rijke Hollandse gemeenschap gevormd, maar toen het in Engelse handen kwam emigreerden de meeste families naar Batavia. De achtergebleven gezinnen waren rond 1900 geheel opgegaan in de Brits koloniale samenleving.
The Sign of the Third - A New Sherlock Holmes Mystery
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,360. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
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Fifteen hundred years ago the courageous Princess Hemamali smuggled the sacred tooth of the Buddha into Ceylon. Since that time it has never left the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy, where it has been guarded and worshiped by the faithful. Now, for the first time, it is being brought to London to be part of a magnificent exhibit at the British Museum. But what if something were to happen to it?
Ecstasy of the Deep
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 137,040. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2015 by booksmango. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
The astonishing autobiography of an Englishman who spent his whole life chasing his dreams. Most of them were either underwater exploring far off unknown reefs in Asia and the Pacific or living it up with the rich and famous who shared his passion for diving. Tony Buxton’s charmed life takes him from the French Riviera and Rome in its 1950s and 1960s heydays to years operating an underwater touris
The Colonial Vet
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 68,570. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: September 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Agricultural science
'The Colonial Vet in Fiji, Ceylon and Africa' is the colourful story of pioneering Australian veterinary surgeon, Charles Turbet, who after serving in WW1, spent most of his working life in Fiji, Ceylon (Sri Lanka) and Nyasaland (Malawi) as a government vet. An adventurous and intellectually curious man, Turbet made lasting impacts on stock breeding and animal husbandry everywhere he worked.
One Man's Empire
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 111,310. Language: British English. Published: June 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
John Butler inherits a coffee plantation in Ceylon – and plans to sell it to fund his wild gambling. The discovery of a sturdy crop of tea-bushes among the ruined trees of the storm-ravaged estate leads him to build a thriving tea estate. But when the bank from which John has borrowed money collapses, he is forced to gamble once more – and this time the stakes are everything he owns and loves.
History of Resistance
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 42,140. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian
History of struggle in Sri Lanka. Historic narrative of struggles based on caste, class and ethnicity.
Serendepia
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 20,520. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: December 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Prizewinning Adventure Novel! Robert Knox’s escape from Ceylon in 1679. The captain and crew of a sailing ship are tricked and then held captive for 20 years, until three of them escape, and write their story. In 1681 his original book may have been the inspiration for Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe written ten years later.
Sinagiri
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 57,590. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: November 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval, Fiction » Romance » Historical
SINAGIRI the castle built on the top of a rock probably in the 6th century – the origin of the ladies and the Frescoes painted on the rock face of the Hall of Mirrors at Singiriya in Sri Lanka. A history story with an exciting addition – the 4th wife of the Rajah!
Memories of RAF Negombo Ceylon, 1950 - 1952
Price: Free! Words: 5,700. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2012. Categories: 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.
Vipassana Meditation: My Experiences at a 10-Day Retreat
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,890. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2012. Categories: 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.