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Too close to the sun

the audacious life and times of Denys Finch Hatton

by Sara Wheeler

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Published by Random House in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Finch Hatton, Denys George, -- 1887-1931,
  • British -- Africa, East -- Biography,
  • Africa, East -- Social life and customs,
  • Africa, East -- History

  • About the Edition

    Legendary for his good looks, his charm, and his prowess as a soldier, lover, and hunter, Denys Finch Hatton was born to an old aristocratic family. He became a hero without trying at Eton and Oxford. In 1910, searching for novelty and danger, Finch Hatton arrived in British East Africa and fell in love--with a continent, with a landscape, with a way of life that was about to change forever, as the outbreak of World War I engulfed the region. Finch Hatton was a captain when he met Karen Blixen in Nairobi and embarked on one of the great love affairs of the twentieth century. Biographer Wheeler teases out truth from fiction in the liaison that Blixen immortalized in Out of Africa. Ever restless, Finch Hatton became an expert bush pilot, leading to his affair with aviatrix Beryl Markham--but Markham was no more able to hold him than Blixen had been.--From publisher description.

    Edition Notes

    StatementSara Wheeler.
    GenreBiography
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDT365.75.F56 W44 2006a
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxii, 292 p., [16] p. of plates :
    Number of Pages292
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24021025M
    LC Control Number2006048349

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