The Flame Trees of Thika

The Flame Trees of Thika

Memories of An African Childhood

eBook - 2000
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In an open cart, Elspeth Huxley set off with her parents to travel to Thika in Kenya. As pioneering settlers, 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. This book recounts Huxley's childhood on the small farm at a time when Europeans waged their fortunes on a land that was as harsh as it was beautiful. For a young girl, it was a time of adventure and freedom, and the author paints an unforgettable portrait of growing up among the Masai and Kikuyu people, discovering both the beauty and the terrors of the jungle, and enduring the rugged realities of the pioneer life
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Penguin Publishing Group, 2000
ISBN: 9781101651391
Branch Call Number: eBOOK
PR6015.U92 Z466 2000eb
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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Aug 07, 2010

Before there was Hayley Mills, there really was a little girl who lived under the flame trees of Thika. Elspeth Huxley brings her childhood in Africa to life in this memoir.


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