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The flame trees of Thika : memories of an African childhood, Elspeth Huxley

Label
The flame trees of Thika : memories of an African childhood
Title
The flame trees of Thika
Title remainder
memories of an African childhood
Statement of responsibility
Elspeth Huxley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
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1907-1997
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Huxley, Elspeth
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Penguin twentieth-century classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Huxley, Elspeth
  • Authors, English
  • Country life
  • British
  • Kenya
Label
The flame trees of Thika : memories of an African childhood, Elspeth Huxley
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
280 pages
Isbn
9780141183787
Lccn
99047965
System control number
  • (OCoLC)42435046
  • (OCoLC)ocm42435046
  • 727136
Label
The flame trees of Thika : memories of an African childhood, Elspeth Huxley
Publication
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
280 pages
Isbn
9780141183787
Lccn
99047965
System control number
  • (OCoLC)42435046
  • (OCoLC)ocm42435046
  • 727136

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