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Too Close to the Sun : The Audacious Life and Times of Denys Finch Hatton
by Sara Wheeler


Overview - A champion of Africa, legendary for his good looks, his charm, and his prowess as a soldier, lover, and hunter, Denys Finch Hatton inspired Karen Blixen to write the unforgettable "Out of Africa." Now esteemed British biographer Sara Wheeler tells the truth about this extraordinarily charismatic adventurer.  Read more...

 
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Overview
A champion of Africa, legendary for his good looks, his charm, and his prowess as a soldier, lover, and hunter, Denys Finch Hatton inspired Karen Blixen to write the unforgettable "Out of Africa." Now esteemed British biographer Sara Wheeler tells the truth about this extraordinarily charismatic adventurer.
Born to an old aristocratic family that had gambled away most of its fortune, Finch Hatton grew up in a world of effortless elegance and boundless power. In 1910, searching for something new, he 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. In Nairobi, Finch Hatton met Karen Blixen and embarked on one of the great love affairs of the twentieth century. Intellectual equals, Finch Hatton and Blixen were genuine pioneers in a land that was quickly being transformed by violence, greed, and bigotry. Ever restless, Finch Hatton wandered into a career as a big-game hunter and became an expert bush pilot. Mesmerized all his life by the allure of freedom and danger, Finch Hatton was, writes Wheeler, the open road made flesh. "

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780812968927
  • ISBN-10: 0812968921
  • Publisher: Random House Trade
  • Publish Date: July 2009
  • Page Count: 292
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.1 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.55 pounds


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