Too Close To The Sun: The Life and Times of Denys Finch Hatton

3.66 avg rating
( 510 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780099450276: Too Close To The Sun: The Life and Times of Denys Finch Hatton

Conservationist, scholar, soldier, white hunter and fabled lover - Denys Finch Hatton was an aristocrat of leonine nonchalance. After a dazzling career at Eton and Oxford, he sailed in 1910 for British East Africa - still then the land of the pioneer. Sara Wheeler reveals the truth behind his love affairs with the glamorous aviatrix Beryl Markham, and - famously - with Karen Blixen, a romance immortalised in her memoir Out of Africa.

'No one who ever met him', his Times obituary concluded, 'whether man or woman, old or young, white or black, failed to come under his spell'.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Product Description:

Too Close to the Sun

Review:

"A good story... a fitting memorial" ( Observer)

"A fascinating story of a man trying to outrun the social upheavals of the twentieth century" ( Herald)

"Wheeler has made excellent use of the sources at hand... Moreover, Wheeler writes well, and has a gift - shared by only very few - for pinning down the smells and atmosphere of the African landscape" ( Literary Review)

"She dazzles the reader with an evocation of time and place.. her description of the east Africa Campaign is detailed and enthralling" (Keith Dovkants Scotsman)

"She writes beautifully, with a vivid turn of phrase, a sound grasp of history and an impish humour" (Andrew Lycett Sunday Times)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Sara Wheeler
Published by Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom (2007)
ISBN 10: 0099450275 ISBN 13: 9780099450276
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 198 x 126 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Conservationist, scholar, soldier, white hunter and fabled lover - Denys Finch Hatton was an aristocrat of leonine nonchalance. After a dazzling career at Eton and Oxford, he sailed in 1910 for British East Africa - still then the land of the pioneer. Sara Wheeler reveals the truth behind his love affairs with the glamorous aviatrix Beryl Markham, and - famously - with Karen Blixen, a romance immortalised in her memoir Out of Africa. No one who ever met him , his Times obituary concluded, whether man or woman, old or young, white or black, failed to come under his spell . Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780099450276

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.59
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Sara Wheeler
Published by Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom (2007)
ISBN 10: 0099450275 ISBN 13: 9780099450276
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 198 x 126 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Conservationist, scholar, soldier, white hunter and fabled lover - Denys Finch Hatton was an aristocrat of leonine nonchalance. After a dazzling career at Eton and Oxford, he sailed in 1910 for British East Africa - still then the land of the pioneer. Sara Wheeler reveals the truth behind his love affairs with the glamorous aviatrix Beryl Markham, and - famously - with Karen Blixen, a romance immortalised in her memoir Out of Africa. No one who ever met him , his Times obituary concluded, whether man or woman, old or young, white or black, failed to come under his spell . Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780099450276

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.18
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Sara Wheeler
ISBN 10: 0099450275 ISBN 13: 9780099450276
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97800994502760000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.19
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Sara Wheeler
Published by Vintage 2007-03-01 (2007)
ISBN 10: 0099450275 ISBN 13: 9780099450276
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage 2007-03-01, 2007. Book Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Bookseller Inventory # NU-BER-00016544

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.19
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Sara Wheeler
Published by Vintage 2007-03-01 (2007)
ISBN 10: 0099450275 ISBN 13: 9780099450276
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage 2007-03-01, 2007. Book Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Bookseller Inventory # NU-GRD-00640746

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.35
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Sara Wheeler
Published by Vintage Publishing
ISBN 10: 0099450275 ISBN 13: 9780099450276
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage Publishing. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, Too Close to the Sun: The Life and Times of Denys Finch Hatton, Sara Wheeler, Conservationist, scholar, soldier, white hunter and fabled lover - Denys Finch Hatton was an aristocrat of leonine nonchalance. After a dazzling career at Eton and Oxford, he sailed in 1910 for British East Africa - still then the land of the pioneer. Sara Wheeler reveals the truth behind his love affairs with the glamorous aviatrix Beryl Markham, and - famously - with Karen Blixen, a romance immortalised in her memoir Out of Africa. 'No one who ever met him', his Times obituary concluded, 'whether man or woman, old or young, white or black, failed to come under his spell'. Bookseller Inventory # B9780099450276

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
5.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5.94
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

SARA WHEELER
Published by Vintage
ISBN 10: 0099450275 ISBN 13: 9780099450276
New Softcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage. Book Condition: New. Conservationist, scholar, soldier, white hunter and fabled lover - Denys Finch Hatton was an aristocrat of leonine nonchalance. This book reveals the truth behind the author's love affairs with the glamorous aviatrix Beryl Markham, and - famously - with Karen Blixen, a romance immortalized in her memoir Out of Africa. Num Pages: 304 pages. BIC Classification: 1HFG; 3JJ; BG. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 130 x 20. Weight in Grams: 242. . 2007. New Ed. Paperback. . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780099450276

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
12
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

SARA WHEELER
Published by Vintage (2007)
ISBN 10: 0099450275 ISBN 13: 9780099450276
New Softcover Quantity Available: 5
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage, 2007. Book Condition: New. Conservationist, scholar, soldier, white hunter and fabled lover - Denys Finch Hatton was an aristocrat of leonine nonchalance. This book reveals the truth behind the author's love affairs with the glamorous aviatrix Beryl Markham, and - famously - with Karen Blixen, a romance immortalized in her memoir Out of Africa. Num Pages: 304 pages. BIC Classification: 1HFG; 3JJ; BG. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 130 x 20. Weight in Grams: 242. . 2007. New Ed. Paperback. . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780099450276

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
12.02
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Sara Wheeler
Published by Random House 2007-03-01, London (2007)
ISBN 10: 0099450275 ISBN 13: 9780099450276
New paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Random House 2007-03-01, London, 2007. paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9780099450276

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.26
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4.50
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Sara Wheeler
ISBN 10: 0099450275 ISBN 13: 9780099450276
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST0099450275. Bookseller Inventory # ST0099450275

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
13.54
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book