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The Flame Trees of Thika: Memories of an African Childhood

The Flame Trees of Thika: Memories of an African Childhood

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The Flame Trees of Thika: Memories of an African Childhood

by Huxley, Elspeth

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NY: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1987 288pp, printed on fine glossy paper, bound in black cloth, gilt still bright, binding and hinges tight. NO LABELS, INSCRIPTIONS, NOR MARKINGS. The dust jacket is in a protective mylar cover, and is NOT price-clipped.

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ELSPETH HUXLEY was born in 1906, the daughter of Major Josceline Grant of Njoro, Kenya, where she spent most of her childhood. She was educated at the European School in Nairobi and at Reading University where she took a diploma in agriculture, and at Cornell University, USA. In 1929 she joined the Empire Marketing Board as a press officer. She married Gervas Huxley in 1931 and travelled widely with him in America, Africa and elsewhere. She was on the BBC General Advisory Council from 1952 to 1959, when she joined the Monckton Advisory Commission on Central Africa. She wrote novels, detective fiction, biography and travel titles, and her books include The Mottled Lizard (1962), The Challenge of Africa (1971), Livingstone and His African Journeys (1974), Florence Nightingale (1975), Scott of the Antarctic (1977), Nellie: Letters from Africa (1980), Whipsnade: Captive Breeding for Survival (1981), The Prince Buys the Manor (1982), Last Days in Eden and Out in the Midday Sun: My Kenya (1985). She died in 1997.

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Bookseller's Inventory #
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Title
The Flame Trees of Thika: Memories of an African Childhood
Author
Huxley, Elspeth
Illustrator
Pelizzoli, Francesca
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket Condition
Very Good
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1st Edition
ISBN 10
1555841449
ISBN 13
9781555841447
Publisher
Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Place of Publication
NY
Date Published
1987
Size
8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾
Keywords
Africa African Childhood Thika Elspeth Huxley

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