Relative Merits: A Personal Memoir of the Bandaranaike Family of Sri Lanka

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St. Martin's Press, 1986 - Sri Lanka - 270 pages
This fascinating memoir by a member of one of Sri Lanka's ruling families . . . recounts the story of a 'Golden Age of innocence' . . . Here, too, are poignant stories of courtships, family feuds and fading fortunes.--New York Times Book Review. Gooneratne's charming narrative recounts the intertwined lives of an aristocratic Sinhalese family for three generations amidst its mix of ancient and modern social practices.--Library Journal.

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Amusing and pleasing well describe this gentle memoir of the Bandaranaike family of 20th-century Sri Lanka. Gooneratne's charming narrative recounts the intertwined lives of an aristocratic Sinhalese ... Read full review

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