Out of Africa

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Reading Essentials #ad - Written with astonishing clarity and an unsentimental intelligence, Out of Africa portrays an idyllic way of life that has disappeared forever. Instantly drawn to the land, she spent her happiest years there until the plantation failed. Karen blixen was forced to return to Denmark and it was there in 1937 that she wrote this classic account of her experiences.

A poignant farewell to her beloved kenya, her affection for the landscape and animals, Out of Africa describes her strong friendships with the people of her area, and great love for the adventurer Denys Finch-Hatton. Karen blixen's out of africa is the lyrical and luminous memoir of Africa that launched a million tourist trails.

Out of Africa #ad - In 1914 karen blixen arrived in Kenya with her husband to run a coffee farm.

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Babette's Feast

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Reading Essentials #ad - In this witty classic short story babette’s feast, who is taken in by two Danish sisters, aging villagers and, wins the lottery and as a gesture of gratitude prepares an extravagant and sumptuous feast for a gathering of religious, a mysterious French housekeeper, in doing so, ascetic, introduces them to the true essence of charity and grace.

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Too Close to the Sun: The Audacious Life and Times of Denys Finch Hatton

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Random House #ad - In 1910, with a landscape, searching for novelty and danger, Finch Hatton arrived in British East Africa and fell in love–with a continent, with a way of life that was about to change forever. Wheeler brilliantly conjures the mystical beauty of Kenya at a time when teeming herds of wild animals roamed unmolested across pristine savannah.

In too close to the sun she has crafted a book that is as ravishing as its subject. Mesmerized all his life by the allure of freedom and danger, Finch Hatton was, writes Wheeler, “the open road made flesh. In painting a portrait of an irresistible man, Sara Wheeler has beautifully captured the heady glamour of the vanished paradise of colonial East Africa.

Too Close to the Sun: The Audacious Life and Times of Denys Finch Hatton #ad - A champion of africa, and hunter, and his prowess as a soldier, his charm, lover, legendary for his good looks, Finch Hatton inspired Karen Blixen to write the unforgettable stories in Out of Africa. Now esteemed british biographer Sara Wheeler tells the truth about this extraordinarily charismatic adventurer.

Born to an old aristocratic family that had gambled away most of its fortune, Finch Hatton grew up in a world of effortless elegance and boundless power. Denys finch hatton was adored by women and idolized by men. But markham was no more able to hold him than Blixen had been. Finch hatton was serving as a captain in the Allied forces when he met Karen Blixen in Nairobi and embarked on one of the great love affairs of the twentieth century.

With delicacy and grace, wheeler teases out truth from fiction in the liaison that Blixen herself immortalized in Out of Africa.

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The Flame Trees of Thika: Memories of an African Childhood Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin

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Penguin Classics #ad - With an extraordinary gift for detail and a keen sense of humor, Huxley recalls her childhood on the small farm at a time when Europeans waged their fortunes on a land that was as harsh as it was beautiful. For a young girl, it was a time of adventure and freedom, discovering both the beauty and the terrors of the jungle, and Huxley paints an unforgettable portrait of growing up among the Masai and Kikuyu people, and enduring the rugged realities of the pioneer life.

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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Out of Isak Dinesen in Africa: Karen Blixen's untold story

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Coulsong List #ad - This award-winning biography describes the true events behind the story "Out of Africa". The lyrical story recounts the struggles and romances of Danish Baroness Karen Blixen on a coffee farm in Kenya. An absorbing read that will grab readers whether or not they are familiar with 'Out of Africa'"--Publishers Weekly.

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West with the Night

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Open Road Media #ad -  . A contemporary of karen blixen better known as Isak Dinesen, the author of Out of Africa, Markham left an enduring memoir that soars with astounding candor and shimmering insights. Beryl markham’s life story is a true epic. In 1936, she accepted the ultimate challenge: to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean from east to west, a feat that fellow female aviator Amelia Earhart had completed in reverse just a few years before.

She trained as a bush pilot at a time when most Africans had never seen a plane. Markham’s successes and her failures—and her deep, lifelong love of the “soul of Africa”—are all told here with wrenching honesty and agile wit. Not only did she set records and break barriers as a pilot, threw herself into torrid love affairs, she shattered societal expectations, survived desperate crash landings—and chronicled everything.

West with the Night #ad - A rebel from a young age, the British-born Markham was raised in Kenya’s unforgiving farmlands. Hailed as “one of the greatest adventure books of all time” by newsweek and “the sort of book that makes you think human beings can do anything” by the New York Times, West with the Night remains a powerful testament to one of the iconic lives of the twentieth century.

The classic memoir of africa, aviation, and adventure—the inspiration for Paula McLain’s Circling the Sun and “a bloody wonderful book” Ernest Hemingway.

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Love, Life, and Elephants: An African Love Story

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - It was their deep and passionate love, most notably the founding of the world-renowned David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and the Orphans' Nursery in Nairobi National Park, and the tragedy of his early death that inspired Daphne's vast array of achievements, David's extraordinary insight into all aspects of nature, where Daphne continues to live and work to this day.

Encompassing not only david and daphne's tireless campaign for an end to poaching and for conserving Kenya's wildlife, Love, Life, and Elephants is alive with compassion and humor, but also their ability to engage with the human side of animals and their rearing of the orphans expressly so they can return to the wild, providing a rare insight into the life of one of the world's most remarkable women.

Love, Life, and Elephants: An African Love Story #ad - Daphne sheldrick, whose family arrived in Africa from Scotland in the 1820s, is the first person ever to have successfully hand-reared newborn elephants. In this heartwarming and poignant memoir, including her first love, daphne shares her amazing relationships with a host of orphans, a liquid-eyed antelope; Rickey-Tickey-Tavey, the little dwarf mongoose; Gregory Peck, the busy buffalo weaver bird; Huppety, Bushy, the mischievous zebra; and the majestic elephant Eleanor, with whom Daphne has shared more than forty years of great friendship.

Her deep empathy and understanding, and her pioneering work in perfecting the right husbandry and milk formula have saved countless elephants, her years of observing Kenya's rich variety of wildlife, rhinos, and other baby animals from certain death. But this is also a magical and heartbreaking human love story between Daphne and David Sheldrick, the famous Tsavo Park warden.

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Out of Africa: and Shadows on the Grass Vintage International

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Vintage #ad - With classic simplicity and a painter's feeling for atmosphere and detail, Isak Dinesen tells of the years she spent from 1914 to 1931 managing a coffee plantation in Kenya.

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The Tree Where Man Was Born Penguin Classics

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Penguin Classics #ad - Peter matthiessen exquisitely combines nature and travel writing to portray the sights, scenes, and people he observed firsthand in several trips over the course of a dozen years. From the daily lives of wild herdsmen and the drama of predator kills to the field biologists investigating wild creatures and the anthropologists seeking humanity's origins in the rift valley,  The Tree Where Man Was Born is a classic of journalistic observation.

With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

The Tree Where Man Was Born Penguin Classics #ad - This penguin classics edition features an introduction by groundbreaking British primatologist Jane Goodall. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. A timeless and majestic portrait of africa by renowned writer peter matthiessen 1927-2014, author of the National Book Award-winning The Snow Leopard and the new novel In Paradise A finalist for the National Book Award when it was released in 1972, this vivid portrait of East Africa remains as fresh and revelatory now as on the day it was first published.

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Facing the Lion: Growing Up Maasai on the African Savanna

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National Geographic Children's Books #ad - Readers share lekuton's first encounter with a lion, the epitome of bravery in the warrior tradition. They follow his mischievous antics as a young Maasai cattle herder, boarding school escapades, soccer success, coming-of-age initiation, and journey to America for college. Lekuton's riveting text combines exotic details of nomadic life with the universal experience and emotions of a growing boy.

Joseph lemasolai lekuton gives american kids a firsthand look at growing up in Kenya as a member of a tribe of nomads whose livelihood centers on the raising and grazing of cattle.

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