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The Flame Trees of Thika:AFRICA-Elspeth Huxley,1959HCDJ

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B W frontispiece drawing 8vo; Lively remininscence of a woman who lived in Kenya with her parents from the age of six, who hoped to start a coffee plantation. When African and European cultures collide, sparks fly. Made into a PBS Masterpiece Theatre in the 1980s-Mrs. Huxley recalls her childhood in early 20th century Kenya. Was made into a beautiful BBC miniseries with Hayley Mills. Black dust jacket with floral design on front. Huxley had some pretty interesting experiences, and relatives. Book Description: William Morrow Company, New York, 1959. This is a 264 page cloth bound hardcover book with dustjacket. From the dustjacket, "Mrs. Huxley was a child of six when she trekked out with her gallant mother in an ox cart to join her charming but improvident father in the wild Kikuyu country of Kenya. Through her young eyes we become participants in a family's pioneer existence and share their indomitable spirit. The young couple built their house of grass, cleared the virgin land, and began the planting that they hoped would turn their home into a thriving coffee plantation. They came to know and love the world of farm and bush, with its rich abundance of tame and wild life, its hauntingly lovely scenery, its big game thrills. Beyond that, they grew to an understanding of the vivid, lively and unsophisticated world of the native, with its witchcraft and sudden death, its charms and spirits. They also became an integral part of the small community of settlers who were their neighbors in the all but untouched land: an Edinburgh nurse, married to an absentee elephant poacher; a tough Boer farmer who had walked his way alone from South Africa; the lovely, vivacious Lettice, her stiff ex-cavalry husband, the handsome romantic adventurer all authentic individuals in their own right, whose private lives spring into high relief in this absorbing and beautiful book." Book Club Edition Book Condition: Hinges tight. Pages clean and tightly bound. Intact quite solid. Interior- nice overall condition. All pages are in good condition. None missing. The binding is in good condition; some minor wear on the corners. Clean and tight. Binding is tight. Book pages are clean with secure binding. Smoke-free home. Interior is clean and tight. Nice overall condition. Book is ex.-library with usual identifiers. Dustjacket covered with mylar protective jacket. LOOK AT MY old, rare, and out of print books. · A very nice copy for the BIOGRAPHY collector. · I will accept payment by Paypal for this item. Check out MY other great sales and items in MY Store! · A great addition to your literary Library! LOOK FOR MY HISTORY books IN MY STORE Condition: Please note if you are purchasing a used item: Although some of my inventory may be in Like New or Very Good condition, most used materials show mild to moderate wear and tear. My books have tight bindings with clean pages and Glossy covers. They are in good condition from my Smoke-free home. I Ship fast using Low shipping costs. Save time and money. Have your book delivered to your door! My store Paper and Rags Galore has books Galore!! I have adult and children's, fiction and nonfiction, hardcover and soft cover. I also have many educational books appropriate for home-schooling. If you are looking for a particular title or author, let me know because chances are that I have it! I have promotions every month. Check them out! See this month's items. Seller's payment instructions: I’LL leave feedback WHEN I SEE THAT YOU HAVE POSTED FOR ME. Payments accepted: Paypal, Cashiers checks or money orders due w/in 3 days of sale end. I’LL SHIP W/IN 3 BUSINESS DAYS OF PAYMENT. If shipped by USPS winning bidder chooses not to purchase insurance, I can’t be held responsible for loss or damage. I APPRECIATE YOUR BUSINESS WILL DISCOUNT S H ON 2 OR MORE books IF you buy ON SAME DAY. This does not include 'lots' of multiple quantities since they are weighed for actual cost and there isn’t any margin for discounts on them. The Flame Trees of Thika: MEMORIES OF AN AFRICAN CHILDHOOD, 1959 edition- possibly 1st edition. Unknown Binding: 264 pages Publisher: William Morrow Co. (1959) ASIN: B0000CK87S Shipping Weight: 13 ounces Synopsis When her family set off to extend Britain's colonial settlements in Kenya to Thika, the author of this memoir was just a child, riding along in their cart. Her book recollects life growing up on her family's struggling farm, adventures in the jungle, and encounters with her family's Masai and Kikuyu neighbors. Industry reviews "There remains a book that gives much pleasure, quick, warm and highly evocative. Her descriptions of Africa are superb. She seems to define the indefinable quality of the country, where so many others, dabbling in mystique, have failed...Though it cannot help throwing an oblique light on politics, Mrs. Huxley's book is not about politics or race--these things she has dealt with in more appropriate contexts--but about something it is good to hear and valuable to have on record--the happiness and joy of a life that was, essentially, of Africa." Childhood spent in Kenya before the First World War. The author recounts her life and adventures as a young girl on a farm in Kenya. Powered by Turbo Lister On Aug-08-07 at 19:48:29 PDT, seller added the following information:
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