Pioneers' Scrapbook: Reminiscences of Kenya 1890 to 1968

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Compiled by the East Africa Women's League Edited by Elspeth Huxley and Arnold Curtis with a Foreword by HRH Princess Alice, the Duchess of Gloucester “Although, by the start of the twentieth century, the covered wagon had been superseded, in Africa it had unexpectedly reappeared, creaking on through the bush bearing tough and sunburnt occupants to brave the thirst and fevers and wild beasts.'

Elspeth Huxley introduces a book which is not a history, but indeed a scrapbook con- taining childhood recollections by mem- bers of pioneering families, old newspaper cuttings, alarming and amusing encounters with lions and baboons, and notes on plant and animal life. Compiled by the East Africa Women's League and selected and edited by Elspeth Huxley and Arnold Curtis, these reminis- cences are enhanced by many historic photographs, never before reproduced. In addition there are colour reproductions of local wildlife from paintings done by Kenya settlers and of tapestries depicting Kenya's spectacular scenery and worked by mem- bers of the East Africa Women's League. A book to enthral past and present Kenya residents, the wildlife enthusiast, and those intrigued by the bygone days of colonial life.

Compiled by the East Africa Women's League Edited by Elspeth Huxley and Arnold Curtis with a Foreword by HRH Princess Alice, the Duchess of Gloucester “Although, by the start of the twentieth century, the covered wagon had been superseded, in Africa it had unexpectedly reappeared, creaking on through the bush bearing tough and sunburnt occupants to brave the thirst and fevers and wild beasts.'

Elspeth Huxley introduces a book which is not a history, but indeed a scrapbook con- taining childhood recollections by mem- bers of pioneering families, old newspaper cuttings, alarming and amusing encounters with lions and baboons, and notes on plant and animal life. Compiled by the East Africa Women's League and selected and edited by Elspeth Huxley and Arnold Curtis, these reminis- cences are enhanced by many historic photographs, never before reproduced. In addition there are colour reproductions of local wildlife from paintings done by Kenya settlers and of tapestries depicting Kenya's spectacular scenery and worked by mem- bers of the East Africa Women's League. A book to enthral past and present Kenya residents, the wildlife enthusiast, and those intrigued by the bygone days of colonial life.

*Name inscription on front page*
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AuthorElsbeth Huxley
PublisherEvans Brothers Ltd
PlaceLondon
Year1998-11-01
ISBN9780237517908
BindingPaperback
ConditionVery Good
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