Elspeth Huxley grew up in Africa with black African playmates. From an early age she absorbed the Kikuyu culture of Kenya. In later years, she wrote about her experiences and worked hard to help ... read more
This book is better than its critics have said. A fascinating account of the people and life in an English village, written 40 years ago by an interested outsider living there, Elspeth Huxley. read more
The Flame Trees of Thika: Memories of an African Childhood
I've enjoyed reading this book very much. It's one of those I'm going to re-read many times. What I've liked most about the author's style is the vitality of her characters. Every one of them is a ... read more
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