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ᄐ Types of text The Flame Trees of Thika: Memories of an African Childhood (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin) ᒛ Author Elspeth Huxley អ ᄐ Types of text The Flame Trees of Thika: Memories of an African Childhood (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin) ᒛ Author Elspeth Huxley អ In 1913, at the age of six, Elspeth Huxley accompanied her parents from England to their recently acquired land in Kenya, a bit of El Dorado my father had been fortunate enough to buy in the bar of the Norfolk hotel from a man wearing an Old Etonian tie The land is not nearly what its seller claimed, but Elspeth s parents are undaunted and begin their coffee plantation Her mother, a resourceful, adventurous woman, eager always to extract from every moment its last drop of interest or pleasure, keeps an eye on Elspeth s education but also allows her extensive freedom Through Elspeth Huxley s marvelous gift for description, early twentieth century Kenya comes alive with all the excitement and naive insight of a child who watches with eyes wide open as coffee trees are planted, buffaloes are skinned, pythons are disemboweled, and cultures collide with all the grace of runaway trains With a free wheeling imagination and a dry wit, she describes the interactions of Kikuyus, Masais, Dutch Boers, Brits and Scots, mixing rapid fire descriptions with philosophical musings It is a mixture that suits her land of contrasts and unknowns, where vastly different peoples live and work side by side but rarely come together, like an egg beater whose the two arms whirled independently and never touched, so that perhaps one arm never knew the other was there yet they were together, turned by the same handle, and the cake was mixed by both For great reviews of books for girls, check out Let s Hear It for the Girls 375 Great Books for Readers 2 14 From 500 Great Books by Women review by Erica BauermeisterElspeth Huxley was born in 1907 and spent most of her childhood in Kenya She wrote novels, detective fiction, biographies, and travel books She died in 1997. 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    • The Flame Trees of Thika: Memories of an African Childhood (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin)
    • 2.3
    • 140
    • Hardcover
    • 283 pages
    • B00AI58QA8
    • Elspeth Huxley
    • English
    • 07 June 2017

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