Ashok Ferrey





Ashok Ferrey


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Ashok Ferrey - Sri Lanka Born in Colombo, raised in East Africa, educated at a Benedictine monastery in the wilds of Sussex, Ferrey read Pure Maths at Christ Church Oxford, ending up (naturally) in Brixton, converting Victorian houses during the Thatcher Years.

He describes himself as a failed builder, indifferent mathematician, barman and personal trainer to the rich and infamous. Ferrey's Colpetty People was short-listed for the Gratiaen Prize in 2003.

His second book The Good Little Ceylonese Girl was published in December 2006. Today Ferrey continues to design houses, and is a guest lecturer at the Sri Lanka Institute of Architecture.

Average rating: 3.19 · 332 ratings · 45 reviews · 12 distinct works · Similar authors
Colpetty People

3.15 avg rating — 124 ratings — published 2005 — 3 editions
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The Good Little Ceylonese Girl

3.24 avg rating — 55 ratings — published 2006
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Serendipity

2.96 avg rating — 54 ratings — published 2009
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The Professional

2.93 avg rating — 28 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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Love in the Tsunami

3.39 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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The Good Little Ceylonese Girl

3.47 avg rating — 17 ratings
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Serendipity

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2012
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The Ceaseless Chatter of De...

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The Good Little Ceylonese Girl

3.80 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2012
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Serendipity

4.25 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2009
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“They had lived down the road from each other as children. Everyday they walked home from school hand in hand; they were childhood sweethearts, they were bestfriends. And when they came of age, in the time-honoured Sri Lankan tradition they were given in marriage. To other people.”
Ashok Ferrey, The Good Little Ceylonese Girl

“We're all forced to lead many lives simultaneously. We do it out of necessity, not choice. We don't make a virtue of it.”
Ashok Ferrey, The Good Little Ceylonese Girl

“When a man marries, he should take a good look at his mother-in-law first, to understand where life will take him.”
Ashok Ferrey, The Good Little Ceylonese Girl

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