The Flame Trees Of Thika: Memories Of An African Childhood

Paperback | May 13, 2014

byElspeth Huxley

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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.

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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...

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...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 7.8 × 5.1 × 0.71 inPublished:May 13, 2014Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0099577267

ISBN - 13:9780099577263

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"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