The Flame Trees of Thika: Memories of an African Childhood

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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. With an extraordinary gift for detail and a keen sense of humor, Huxley recalls her 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 Huxley 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."

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The author recounts her life and adventures as a young girl on a farm in Kenya.

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Book Description Penguin Putnam. Paperback. Book Condition: New. UNUSED, VERY GOOD, NOT EX-LIBRARY, foxing, 288 pages. 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 natives, 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. 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 Elspeth Huxley continues the story of her life in Africa in The Mottled Lizard. Bookseller Inventory # 11498

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