This is the second volume of Leonard Woolf's autobiography. In the first volume, Sowing, he dealt with the first 24 years of his life, his childhood, his schooldays at St Paul's, and his five years at Trinity College, Cambridge. In Growing he tells the story of his seven years as a Civil Servant in Ceylon. He applies the same method to the towns and jungles of Ceylon, to the Sinhalese, Tamils, and the strange Anglo-Indian society into which he was plunged at the age of 24, as he did to London and Cambridge, to Lytton Strachey and Maynard Keynes. It is again a vivid picture of a curious way of life which has already disappeared. This third impression hardback book, published in 1967, is in good condition for its 51 year old age. The sleeve has several scratches, some small rips around the edges and the corners of the spine, and some fading to the spine and its edges from how it has been stored. It looks like two price labels have been peeled off the back of the sleeve, peeling off the top layer of the cover. The hardback cover is in good condition apart from some minor dogging to its corners and creases to the top and bottom of the spine. A previous price is written in pencil on the inside cover page. There is a black and white photograph of the writer on glossy paper at the front of the book as well as black and white maps and photographs scattered throughout. The 256 pages themselves are in very good condition and are clean with the binding intact. There is brown spotting to the top of the page block but this is only noticeable when the book is closed.