Too Close to the Sun

Too Close to the Sun

Paperback (01 Mar 2007) | English

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Conservationist, scholar, soldier, white hunter and fabled lover - Denys Finch Hatton was an aristocrat of leonine nonchalance. After a dazzling career at Eton and Oxford, he sailed in 1910 for British East Africa - still then the land of the pioneer. Sara Wheeler reveals the truth behind his love affairs with the glamorous aviatrix Beryl Markham, and - famously - with Karen Blixen, a romance immortalised in her memoir Out of Africa.

'No one who ever met him', his Times obituary concluded, 'whether man or woman, old or young, white or black, failed to come under his spell'.

Book information

ISBN: 9780099450276
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 967.603092
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 284
Weight: 240g
Height: 140mm
Width: 136mm
Spine width: 20mm