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Dr. Philip G Veerasingam retired as Senior Consultant Surgeon, National Hospital of Sri Lanka (former General Hospital) in 2000. Since then, he authored two outstanding memoirs: Remembered Vignettes – the life of a medical student in Ceylon of the early 1960s, and Cry of the Devil Bird – incidents in the life of a surgeon, working in Ceylon (Sri Lanka), from 1965 to 2005.

Alupola to Jaffna 1940-1960

The waterfall at Alupola was the centre of my childhood existence. Its subdued roar and 'white water' gave one a sense of peace and tranquility. Bright sunny days would light up the entire valley. The cry of the Brahminy kite wheeling in ecstasy high up in the blue sky would enchant us.

Local tea estate workers of South Indian origin, claimed that on misty moonlit nights, the seven mythical 'Karthigai virgins', came to the pool below the second waterfall, to frolic and bathe. This story added a fairytale beauty to the Alupola Falls. Often, walking past it on moonlit nights with my father, I would peer through the mist and thunder of the waterfalls, looking for the 'Seven Karthigai Virgins'. I never got a glimpse of them. The locals claimed that anyone who did glimpse them would be struck mad by their beauty. Then he or she would roam the earth looking for another sight of them, abandoning all worldly pleasures.

Maybe it was my luck not to see them.

The third outstanding memoir by Dr Veerasingam which lovingly chronicles days gone by.

ISBN 978-955-1723-29-3
Author Dr Philip G Veerasingam
RS. 1,250
50 In Stock
Pages: 294
Published by: Bay Owl Press

Having worked in Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Malaysia and Central America, Hélène Honnorat now lives in France. Before Wedded to Asia (memoir), she published a number of novels- including Poids de naissance, news stories and articles, under her own name or a pseudonym. One of the novels was adapted as a TV series.

French expatriate, exotic husband, half-caste children, a volatile mix!

For him, civilization meant Buddhism, whisky and driving on the left. Away from home, neither Europe, nor the Caribbean, nor any other landmass in the Indian Ocean could compare to his own shimmering island.

For her, being packed off to all four corners of the world was like an intoxicating elixir, to be taken without moderation.

This is the story of a ménage à trois: Hélène, Upali... and Asia.

ISBN 978-955-8736-08-1
Author Hélène Honnorat
RS. 900
10 In Stock
Pages: 158
Published by: Perera Hussein Publishing House
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