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Huxley, Elspeth 1907-1997

Works: 368 works in 1,456 publications in 3 languages and 29,221 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Fiction  History  Autobiographies  Drama  Television mini-series  Detective and mystery fiction  Historical fiction  Domestic fiction  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Speaker, Other, Compiler
Classifications: PR6015.U92, B
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Scott of the Antarctic by Elspeth Huxley( )

34 editions published between 1977 and 1990 in English and Spanish and held by 2,709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of Scott based on diaries and letters of his colleagues as well as his own writings
Florence Nightingale by Elspeth Huxley( Book )

17 editions published between 1975 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Begun in the reign of George IV and ended in that of Edward VII, her life more than spanned the whole Victorian era. "Do you think you are improving?" had asked the Aga Khan. She would not have hesitated for an instant in her reply. Life for the majority had improved, was improving and would continue to improve. Grieved greatly by his imperfections, she still believed in the ultimate perfectibility of man. Few of the great Victorians brought about by their personal efforts more of the material improvements of the era than Florence Nightingale. Probably in her own mind the betterment of the soldiers' lot, in sickness and in health, that she had helped to bring about would have rated highest. Next to that would have come her efforts to better the health of the peasants of India. Today she is remembered first and foremost as the founder of the nursing profession in its modern form. Her 38 ragtag-and-bobtail women, who coped with the shambles at Scutari, and the 15 young ladies introduced into St. Thomas' in 1860, were the start of one of the greatest of all services to mankind. This was her achievement, and almost hers alone.--Page 246
The mottled lizard by Elspeth Huxley( Book )

49 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in English and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the Huxley's family return to Kenya after the First World War. Sequel to The Flame Trees of Thika
The flame trees of Thika by Roy Baker( Visual )

8 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in English and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of the memoirs of Elspeth Huxley, this is the story of a young British girl and her parents journey to the unspoiled wilderness of East Africa in 1913. There they struggle to transform a rugged plot of land into a farm -- and a home
White man's country; Lord Delamere and the making of Kenya by Elspeth Huxley( Book )

34 editions published between 1935 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A simple description of how corn was discovered and used by the Indians and how it came to be an important food throughout the world
Livingstone and his African journeys by Elspeth Huxley( Book )

11 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Their shining Eldorado; a journey through Australia by Elspeth Huxley( Book )

10 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travelog information on Australia's cities, territories, industrial and desert lands, peoples and wildlife, from Sydney to the South of Capricorn
Murder on safari by Elspeth Huxley( Book )

42 editions published between 1937 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lord and Lady Baradale, on a posh safari in Kenya, anticipate splendid photo trophies for their luxurious labors. But rather than collecting trophies, they gave some up. When Lady Baradale's jewels are stolen, a young Canadian policeman, Vachell, is called in. He sets to work on the theft, but is interrupted by murder. Lady Baradale's body is discovered with a bullet hole in the skull. Every member of the hunting party is suspect
Nine faces of Kenya by Elspeth Huxley( Book )

15 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a portrait of the country with an anthology of articles focusing on exploration, travel, settlement, wildlife, environment, life-styles, and legend
With forks and hope; an African notebook by Elspeth Huxley( Book )

5 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four Guineas : a journey through West Africa by Elspeth Huxley( Book )

37 editions published between 1900 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travel accounts of Gambia, Sierra Leone, Gold Coast (Ghana), Nigeria
Red strangers by Elspeth Huxley( Book )

38 editions published between 1939 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Growing up in Kenya in the early twentieth century, the brothers Matu and Muthegi are raised according to customs that, they are told, have existed since the beginning of the world. But when the red' strangers come, sunburned Europeans who seek to colonize their homeland, the lives of the two Kikuyu tribesmen begin to change in dramatic new ways. Soon, their people are overwhelmed by unknown diseases that traditional magic seems powerless to control. And as the strangers move across the land, the tribe rapidly finds itself forced to obey foreign laws that seem at best bizarre, and that at worst entirely contradict the Kikuyu's own ancient ways, rituals and beliefs
A new earth by Elspeth Huxley( Book )

7 editions published between 1960 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murder at Government House by Elspeth Huxley( Book )

14 editions published between 1900 and 1990 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olivia Brandeis, a young anthropologist, could sense that trouble was brewing at Government House in the African colony of Chania. Eventually her suspicions are confirmed when the Governor, Sir Malcolm Macleod, is found strangled at his desk. And when the identity of the murderer is indicated, a terrifying series of vicious events ensues
The African poison murders by Elspeth Huxley( Book )

12 editions published between 1939 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Janice West persuades Vachell to investigate the mysterious incidents that were spreading suspicion and fear throughout a farming community in colonial East Africa. A trampled maize crop, a pet dog killed, a German farmer poisoned, is Vachell next?
Back street new worlds; a look at immigrants in Britain by Elspeth Huxley( Book )

14 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sorcerer's apprentice; a journey through East Africa by Elspeth Huxley( Book )

28 editions published between 1948 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The walled city by Elspeth Huxley( Book )

14 editions published between 1948 and 1973 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story about British colonial administration during the thirty years prior to the outbreak of the Second World War
Travels in West Africa by Mary Henrietta Kingsley( Book )

26 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in English and Dutch and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1893, for a thirty-year-old British spinster to take a cargo vessel to West Africa was an extraordinary step. The unorthodoxy of Mary Kingsley's response to her stifling domestic life has cast her in the mould of an isolated heroine, removed from the cultural milieu of late nineteenth-century Cambridge in which she was raised. But the long voyage from the confines of her mother's sickroom to the group rapids was a psychological as well as physical journey. Its roots lay in the dreams and aspirations shared by many middle-class Victorian women who responded in less dramatic and memorable ways. Mary Kingsley's contribution to the 19th-century image of Africa, her work as advisor and campaigner on colonial affairs, and the connections she made between theories of sexual and racial determinism, all reveal a woman firmly rooted in her time, not an individual divorced from it. Her very ordinary ambitions and desires are sometimes swamped amid the foreignness of the landscape in which they were realized
The prince buys the manor : an extravaganza by Elspeth Huxley( Book )

10 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Red strangers
Murder on safariNine faces of KenyaRed strangersTravels in West AfricaColonial strangers : women writing the end of the British empireOut in the midday sun : my KenyaElspeth Huxley : a biography
Alternative Names
Chaksli, Ė. 1907-1997

Elspeth Huxley auteur de romans policiers

Elspeth Huxley Brits journaliste (1907-1997)

Elspeth Huxley escriptora kenyana

Elspeth Huxley escritora keniata

Elspeth Huxley escritora kenyana

Elspeth Huxley Kenyan writer


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English (648)

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