E–book [The Flame Trees of Thika Memories of an African Childhood]


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  • The Flame Trees of Thika Memories of an African Childhood
  • Elspeth Huxley
  • English
  • 21 March 2018
  • 9780141183787

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Read ê PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Elspeth Huxley Elspeth Huxley ↠ 6 Download Free download The Flame Trees of Thika Memories of an African Childhood Can 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. Read this several times over the years and also watched the BBC series which I just love Never got around to reviewing the book but recently my sister handed me her copy of the seuel The Mottled Lizard so I figured it was about time Elspeth Huxley just knows how to write It is the beginning of the end of British cultivation of the African frontier It is the clash of cultures religions sexes ages and times just before the outbreak of WWI Everything has come together but there is a sense that it is all falling apart Huxley writes with wisdom wistful humor deep irony and nostalgia which belies the perspective of the child narrator True it is the grown Elspeth who is relating the story but she is convincingly young and yet at the same time infinitely older than the adults around herA great adventure story all the so for being based on the author s life Some reviewers here on GRs have taken issue with Huxley and the liberty she has taken with characters and conjectured dialogues If you are looking for a just the facts biography it isn t And yet it is a story which doesn t grow old I can see reading it again It is one of those books you HATE to see it end But don t worry the seuel has started off GREAT

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Read ê PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Elspeth Huxley Elspeth Huxley ↠ 6 Download Free download The Flame Trees of Thika Memories of an African Childhood 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 Afri. Great stuff Her memoir is from the early years of the Kenya colony her parents new farm was one of the first established in that area and the hinterlands were still pretty much as they were before the Europeans arrived As others have said the highlight of the book is the flavor of the East Africa of a century ago sights sounds smells animals people She was a wonderful writer Not to be missed if you are interested in East Africa or this era The cover photo on the 2000 Penguin reprint of the author her Mom and her pony around 1915 is a fine preview of her storyThis is very nice country indeed My parents lived in Kenya in the late 1970s Their house was at 7000 ft almost on the euator so a near perfect year round climate They had a view of Kilimanjaro from their front windows and of Mt Kenya from the back This was an old British agricultural research station You could see why the Brits didn t want to give up their colonyElspeth arrived in Kenya in late 1913 at age 6 12 She went back to England with her mother in I think 1915 or early 1916 after the beginning of WW1 She returned with her parents after the War and left Kenya for good in 1925 to go to college in England m pretty sure her memoirs are fictionalized to a degree I don t doubt she remembered the highlights and perhaps her parents andor neighbors kept diaries or journals but her account of eg her neighbor Lettice carrying on an affair with a gallant young colonial would have been beyond the comprehension of a 7 year old girl I think She did become a well regarded novelistI read the book in the late 1970s and it s stuck with me I m reading a battered library copy of the 1959 first American edition which arrived a few days before the libraries closed for the coronavirus emergency Thika is now an industrial town of about 280000 on the outskirts of Nairobi served by an 8 lane superhighway and the rest of the country has changed drastically too Fortunately Kenya has protected substantial areas of the country as National Parks and Preserves some of which I m familiar with from when my parents lived there I haven t been back though I ve long intended to

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    E–book [The Flame Trees of Thika Memories of an African Childhood] A memoir of the author's childhood in Thika a farm area outside Nairobi in colonial Kenya just prior to World War I in 1913 when the author was six years old Her uirky parents traveled from England to Thika to start a coffee plantation In the early 20th century the area was a mosaic of English Scottish and Dutch settlers trying to carve out a place among the native Kikuyu and Masai tribes Sometimes the two worlds intersected but

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