Turtle Bunbury

Writer and Historian

 
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BOOKS

Living in Sri Lanka
(Thames & Hudson, 2006)
by Turtle Bunbury & James Fennell

Living in Sri Lanka was one of the most remarkable interiors books of 2006. Together with James and Joanna Fennell, Turtle Bunbury tracked down 26 beautiful and diverse mountain retreats, coastal villas and townhouses on the island. This gorgeous hardcover book gave a tremendous account of why Sri Lanka is regarded as one of the foremost beacons for 21st century style. Combining the influences of India, the Far East, Portugal, the Netherlands and British Ceylon, the homes featured in Living in Sri Lanka were stunningly photographed by James Fennell while Turtle pieced together the reasons why Sri Lanka is such a resilient paradise. The book received widespread attention for its positive portrayal of post-tsunami Sri Lanka. It was declared The Hot Read by In Style and one of three Hot Summer Reads by Elle Decoration.

CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

BOOK REVIEWS

PHOTOS

CHAPTER ONE: JUNGLE & HILL COUNTRY

1. Helga’s Folly.

2. Ulpotha.

3. Kahanda Kanda.

4. Illuketia Estate.

5. Rafter’s Retreat.

6. Weeraman Walawa (Saskia Pringers)

7. Galapita.

8. The River House.

CHAPTER TWO: COASTAL VILLAS

1. The Beach House.

2. Taprobane Island.

3. Mahawella (Tim Jacobson)

4. Apa Villa Thalpe.

5. Victoria.

6. 87 Bentota (Rohan Jayakody).

7. Taru Villas (aka Taprobana).

8. The Lighthouse Hotel.

CHAPTER THREE: TOWN & CITY

1. Middle Street.

2. Doornberg.

3. Leyn Bahn Street (Olivia Richli).

4. Leyn Bahn Street (Edens).

5. Lighthouse St (Rohan Jayakody).

6. Parrawa Street (Charlie Hulse).

7. The Dome.

8. Colombo House.

9. Galle Face Court (Edens in Colombo).

10. Norma Tennekoon.

11. Le Maison des Artes (Mount Lavinia).

USEFUL FACTS.

PLACES TO STAY (as featured in book)

STOCKISTS

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS


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