Flame Trees of Thika


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

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UPC2030311000087
Author Elspeth Huxley
ISBN 2030311000087
Weight (kg) 0.3
Publisher Vintage Publishing
SKU2030311000087

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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