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Author Wheeler, Sara.

Title Too close to the sun : the audacious life and times of Denys Finch Hatton / Sara Wheeler.

Imprint New York : Random House, c2006.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 Finch Hatton,D WHE    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    92 FINCH HATTON,D WHE    Available
Edition 1st U.S. ed.
Description xxii, 292 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Note "Originally published in Great Britain by Jonathan Cape, London, in 2006"--T.p. verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [273]-276) and index.
Summary 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.
Subject Finch Hatton, Denys George, 1887-1931.
British -- Africa, East -- Biography.
Africa, East -- Social life and customs.
Africa, East -- History.
ISBN 1400060699

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