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Touted as a book about The Seychelles, his stay there covers a significant section of the book (middle); by the time he departed, I found I'd heard enough about the place. First part focusing on the Caribbean island of Dominica I found the most interesting, while the later chapters on Ceylon (Sri Lanka) and Iraq gave portraits with little hint of the violence to come in each nation.
Perhaps Waugh did speak with an exaggerated "public school" accent, but the narrator lays it on SO thick that it seems almost a parody, taking some getting used to (on my part).
Verdict: good snapshot of (chiefly British) colonial life in the inter-war period.