Out in the Midday Sun: 2my Kenya

Elspeth Huxley, Author Viking Books $18.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-670-81183-0
Sparked by the popularity of the screen version of Dinesen's Out of Africa, current interest in Kenya may extend to the reminiscences of Huxley, author of The Flame Trees of Thika and other books on East Africa. These recollections of people and places in colonial Kenya, between the start of war in 1933, when Huxley returned from England to write a biography of Lord Delamere, take in her acquaintance with Beryl Markham and with the flashily dressed Johnston (later Jomo) Kenyattawho, ""in his loud checked trousers and a belted jacket, carried a walking stick with an amber-coloured stone at its tip'' and sat next to her at the London School of Economicsand culminate in the later experiences of her mother Nellie Grant and other characters familiar to viewers of the television series based on Huxley's earlier books. Photos. (March)
Reviewed on: 03/01/1987
Release date: 03/01/1987
Genre: Nonfiction
Paperback - 272 pages - 978-0-14-009256-1
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