The Flame Trees Of Thika: Memories Of An African Childhood by Elspeth HuxleyThe Flame Trees Of Thika: Memories Of An African Childhood by Elspeth Huxley

The Flame Trees Of Thika: Memories Of An African Childhood

byElspeth Huxley

Paperback | May 13, 2014

Pricing and Purchase Info

$18.99

Earn 95 plum® points

Out of stock online

Available in stores

about

The extraordinary adventures of a childhood in Africa, recalled in rich and loving detail.
     
In an open cart Elspeth Huxley set off with her parents to travel to Thika in Kenya. As pioneering settlers among the Kikuyu people, they built a house of grass, ate off a damask cloth spread over packing cases and discovered -- the hard way -- the world of the African.
ELSPETH HUXLEY was born in 1906, the daughter of Major Josceline Grant of Njoro, Kenya, where she spent most of her childhood. She was educated at the European School in Nairobi and at Reading University where she took a diploma in agriculture, and at Cornell University, USA. In 1929 she joined the Empire Marketing Board as a press off...
Modern Classics Red Strangers
Modern Classics Red Strangers

by Elspeth Huxley

$21.00

Out of stock online

Not available in stores

Florence Nightingale
Florence Nightingale

by Elspeth Huxley

$15.00

Out of stock online

Not available in stores

ON THE EDGE OF THE RIFT MEMORIES OF KENYA
ON THE EDGE OF THE RIFT MEMORIES OF KENYA

by Elspeth Huxley

$42.95

In stock online

Not available in stores

Shop this author
Title:The Flame Trees Of Thika: Memories Of An African ChildhoodFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 7.8 × 5.1 × 0.71 inPublished:May 13, 2014Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0099577267

ISBN - 13:9780099577263

Customer Reviews of The Flame Trees Of Thika: Memories Of An African Childhood

Reviews

Editorial Reviews

"She knows East Africa and she loves it -- the people, black and white, and the wild beauty of its countryside -- with a critical and understanding sympathy." --The Times

"An accomplished story-teller, she weaves anecdotes, character sketches, political history together without losing her thread or the reader's momentum." --Sunday Times