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Elspeth Huxley

a biography

by C. S. Nicholls

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  • 13 Currently reading

Published by Thomas Dunne Books in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Rift Valley Province (Kenya),
  • Great Britain,
  • Kenya
    • Subjects:
    • Huxley, Elspeth Joscelin Grant, 1907-,
    • Authors, English -- 20th century -- Biography.,
    • Radio broadcasters -- Great Britain -- Biography.,
    • Conservationists -- Great Britain -- Biography.,
    • British -- Kenya -- History -- 20th century.,
    • Rift Valley Province (Kenya) -- Biography.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 459-465) and index.

      StatementC.S. Nicholls.
      GenreBiography.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPR6015.U92 Z78 2003
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiv, 482 p., [16] p. of plates :
      Number of Pages482
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3684773M
      ISBN 100312300417
      LC Control Number2003046542

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Elspeth Joscelin Huxley CBE was a polymath, writer, journalist, broadcaster, magistrate, environmentalist, farmer, and government advisor.

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Elspeth Huxley Growing up in Kenya in the early twentieth century, the brothers Matu and Muthegi are raised according to customs that, they are told, have existed since the beginning of the world.

But when the 'red' strangers come, sunburned Europeans who seek to colonize their homeland, the lives of the two Kikuyu tribesmen begin to change in. THE PRINCE BUYS THE MANOR by Elspeth Huxley and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at The book has been read, but is in excellent condition.

Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR More information about this. Elspeth Huxley, the author and commentator on world affairs, was a witty, incisive and prolific writer whose oeuvre of 38 books, tapped out on two fingers on an ancient typewriter, covered events Author: Mary Anne Fitzgerald.

Elspeth Huxley is in my opinion much underrated. She is a magnificent writer, and should be ranked right up there with Isac Dinesen. Her childhood recollections, both this novel and 'The Mottled Lizard', are not only an insight into a curious cast of East African pioneers, but an unpretentious and innocent view of Africans, colonialists and their common humanity through the eyes of a young girl.5/5(5).

Elspeth Huxley was a compelling personality and a brilliant letter-writer, extraordinarily energetic and effective in everything she did. About the Author Christine Nicholls was Co-Editor and then sole Editor of The Dictionary of National Biography for twenty years, until /5(10).

Elspeth Josceline Grant Huxley, British writer (born JLondon, Eng.—died Jan. 10,Tetbury, Gloucestershire, Eng.), was the versatile, prolific author of more than 30 books and hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles. Her wit and sharp insights were evident in works that i.

Elspeth Huxley was born Elspeth Josceline Grant in London in Her mother, Eleanor Lilian Grosvenor, was related to dukes and earls, and her father, Josceline Charles Henry Grant, also had.

Elspeth Huxley’s beautiful accounts of her rugged, unique life are still relevant and inspiring today. If you want to read about an interesting life, try Elspeth Huxley’s books. In an open cart Elspeth Huxley set off with her parents to travel to Thika in Kenya.

As pioneering settlers, they built a house of grass, ate off a damask cloth spread over packing cases, and discovered—the hard way—the world of the African.

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Elspeth Huxley won her place in The Birthday Book of Underappreciated Lady Authors because she is very well remembered for one book but that she wrote a great deal more is often forgotten.

I remember watching a wonderful television adaptation of ‘The Flame Trees of Thika’, her memoir of her childhood in Africa, many years ago. Elspeth Huxley captivated readers throughout the world with her 'memories of an African childhood' in THE FLAME TREES OF THIKA and THE MOTTLED LIZARD.

In this final volume of her trilogy she tells the story of her adult life in Africa, in which the vigorously evoked personalities - Brand: Random House. The African landscape and the people in "The Flame Trees of Thika" became so real to me that I grieved when the book ended.

Six-year-old Elspeth Huxley's parents and friends became my parents and friends. Elspeth said of Tilly, her perfectionist mother, "it was the details others might not notice that destroyed her, the pleasure of achievement."/5().

Elspeth Huxley. Elspeth Huxley was born inthe daughter of Major Josceline Grant of Njoro, Kenya, where she spent most of her childhood.

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The first edition of the novel was published inand was written by Elspeth Huxley. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format. The main characters of this cultural, africa story are,/5.