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The Mountain Road + Brave Island

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The Mountain Road

Author: Christine Wilson

Publisher: Sooriya Publishers

Sooriya Edition 2004

ISBN 955-8892-49-1

243 Pages

 

CHRISTINE WILSON comes from a line of doctors, artists and writers. Her father, Richard Spittel, C.MG., F.R.C.S., is himself the author of several books of anthropology and travel. With him she travelled in the wildest jungles of Ceylon in the company of the Vedda aborigines and studied their lives. Her husband a Scottish engineer,shares her love of travel and the study of wild life.

Educated at Roedean Mrs.Wilson has contributed to numerous periodicals in Britain as well as in Ceylon and India. She is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

Among her other books are three more novels, The Bitter Berry, I Am the Wings and Brave Island (co-authored with R.L.Spittel).

#EnglishBooks #HistryofSriLanka

 

 

Brave Island

 

Author: R.L. Spittel & Christine Wilson

Publisher: Sooriya Publishers

Second Edition 2003

ISBN 978-955-8892-15-7

224 pages

 

This is a story of war and adventure in the old Ceylon.

Why “Brave Island”?

In the 16th century to which the story pertains, the word ‘brave’ had a wider significance than it now has, namely, “finely dressed, splendid, showy, grand, handsome”. The title is therefore apposite as it embodies both the natural splendor of Ceylon and the bravery of man which the tale enshrines.

The book is in two parts. The first deals with the heroic resistance of the Portuguese in the fortress of Colombo against the overwhelming besieging forces of the Hollanders. The second part has for its mise en scene the Gulf of Mannar during a pearl fishery with its disastrous sequel so realistically described.

The story recaptures entrancingly the ethos of a bygone day.

#RLSpittel #ChristineWilson #Ceylon #oldCeylon #fortressOfColombo #GulfOfMannar

Weight 0.555 kg

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