More Thrills than Skills – A Half-life in Journalism, Part 57

Over the next few weeks, is to publish, each weekday, extracts from the memoirs of Scottish war correspondent, Paul Harris. ‘More Thrills than Skills: A Half-life in Journalism’, is being scheduled for publication next year.

But the place to stay for the visitor to Sri Lanka with a penchant for the delightfully archaic is the 122 year-old Hill Club at Nuwara Eliya, in the centre of the island’s tea growing area. High in the hills, it is cool and the weather frequently dismal.

A bit like Scotland, really. The building itself is a cross between a Tudor castle and a Cotswold manor. Here, for around