Elspeth Huxley


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Elspeth Joscelin Huxley (née Grant; 23 July 1907 – 10 January 1997) was a polymath, writer, journalist, broadcaster, magistrate, environmentalist, farmer, and government advisor. She wrote 30 books; but she is best known for her lyrical books The Flame Trees of Thika and The Mottled Lizard which were based on her experiences growing up in a coffee farm in Colonial Kenya. Her husband, Gervas ... more »

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  • ''Only man is not content to leave things as they are but must always be changing them, and when he has done so, is seldom satisfied with the result.''
    Elspeth Huxley (b. 1907), British author. The Mottled Lizard, ch. 4 (1962).
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