The Flame Trees Of Thika: Memories of an African Childhood

Elspeth Huxley

Anno: 2014
Rilegatura: Paperback / softback
Pagine: 288 p.
Testo in English
Dimensioni: 198 x 129 mm
Peso: 202 gr.
  • EAN: 9780099577263
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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.