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

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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.

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"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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The extraordinary adventures of a childhood in Africa, recalled in rich and loving detail.

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