The Flame Trees Of Thika: Memories Of An African Childhood
Publish date: October 1982
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, Biography Memoir
Huxley's beautifully written, enchantingly evocative and poignant memoir about her childhood years living in Kenya, 1912-1914 with her parents.
Not my favorite book about Africa. I wanted (unfairly) this book to be Out of Africa, which is one of my favorites, but I felt like this book was less about Africa as a continent and more about Europeans in Africa who don't really want to be there. It took me several chapters to figure out the two ...
video blurb - When a young Edwardian family leaves the shores of England to build a home in the wilderness of East Africa, what they encounter is beyond their imagination, but forever remembered by their 11-year-old daughter.Based on the beloved memoir by Elspeth Huxley, THE FLAME TREES OF THIKA bri...
Really lovely. She was able to capture her childhood recollections and express them without much adult overlay. Just very straightforward, as a child would be.
In 1913, when the author was six years old, she and her mother and father went to British East Africa (B.E.A.) to start a coffee plantation. This was nearly 100 years ago, when that area was mostly unsettled. Her father bought some property, sight unseen, in the middle of nowhere among the Kikuyu pe...
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