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 - from the pioneer Lord Delamere and Baroness Blixen to Jomo Kenyatta - blend with her superb description of the social, cultural and political upheavals of the time. 'An accomplished story-teller, she weaves anecdotes, character sketches, political history together without losing her thread or the readers momentum' - "Sunday Times". 'She evokes it all lovingly but astringently, especially the glittering, often scandalous life of the young aristocrats who lived in Happy Valley' - "Daily Express".
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 272 pages, illustrations maps, portraits
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 06/04/2000
- Category: Autobiography: general
- ISBN: 9780712664370