0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
The Flame Trees of Thika,
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: The Flame Trees of Thika: Memories of an African Childhood (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics) (Paperback)
When we booked our holiday to Kenya I was advised of this book and again it is mentioned in Diana Sheldrick's book so I had to read it. It was written in 1959 and her memories of her childhood in Africa were tremendous. Life around 1st WW was very different to today as shooting wildlife was acceptable then. It didn't grip me emotionally theye way Lawrence Anthony's The Elephant Whisperer did but nevertheless insightful. It was shown as a television series in 1981 but I missed that as I was living in Berlin then.