Find Your Next Favorite Book
Save up to $20
Our Money-Back Guarantee

The Flame Trees of Thika


Originally published in 1962 by Penguin, Huxley's autobiography recalls her extraordinary adventures as a child in Africa.

Find your copy

Buy it from  $0.99
Buy new from  $14.50
Collectible from  $5.95
Change currency

Reviews of The Flame Trees of Thika

Overall customer rating: 5.000

Flame Trees of Thika

by Wyoming on Apr 25, 2007

I liked this book as it portrays Africa as it was prior to WWI with all of it's beauty and mystery. In some ways, it parallels the life in the early American west in that the settlers were ill prepared for the difficulties and hardships they encountered. Their courage and resiliency was admirable and rewarding. The author, telling her own story and relating it through the eyes of a young girl makes it very insightful and compelling. Her comparisons and descriptions draws one into the pulse of the beautiful and savage land. Her close relationships with the natives, animals, family and friends gives her wisdom beyond her years. The wonderful style of writing in itself makes this a good read.

Love it or hate it? Review it now

Discussions about The Flame Trees of Thika

Start a new discussion
  1. What's on your mind? Review post guidelines

Join Today!

Share your ideas with other community members

Create account

Already a member?

Log in now

Get $300 in coupons and other goodies. Sign up for newsletter No, thank you.

You're signed up (and we you). Watch for our Welcome e-mail and your first coupon. Thanks!