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The Ghosts of Happy Valley: Searching for the Lost World of Africa's Infamous Aristocrats
The Ghosts of Happy Valley: Searching for the Lost World of Africa's Infamous Aristocrats
by Juliet Barnes
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £13.59

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5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic book - ideal for any visitor to Kenya, 6 Sep 2013
This book is a well written and beautifully documented journey through both time and the lands of Kenya.

The book is very well researched and clearly shows the authors love of her country and home. Not only are we treated to a rich and interesting commentary of Kenya's past (mainly white) history, but the troubles it has caused in modern Kenya, including corruption, de-forestation and rapid urbanisation.

It is a must for any traveler thinking of visiting Kenya, or in fact any one with an interest into colonialism or African history.

A labour of love which is a interesting, and often emotional read for all.

Only critisism is that a table of houses and owners would have been useful because I kept getting confused who everyone is!


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