The Flame Trees Of Thika: Memories of an African Childhood (Paperback)
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The Flame Trees Of Thika: Memories of an African Childhood (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 03/04/2014
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When Elspeth Huxley's pioneer father buys a remote plot of land in Kenya, the family sets off to discover their new home: five hundred acres of Kenyan scrubland, infested with ticks and white ants, and quavering with heat. What they lack in know-how they make up for in determination: building a grass house, employing local Kikuyu tribe members and painstakingly transforming their patch of wilderness into a working farm. Huxley's unforgettable childhood memoir is a sensitive account of settler life at the turn of the twentieth century and a love song to the harshness and beauty of East Africa.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099577263
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 202 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 129 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
An enchantment and a joy to read * Books and Bookmen *
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 *
What a marvellous writer...and what a Kenya it was * Financial Times *

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