Too Close to the Sun
The Life and Times of Denys Finch Hatton
By (author) Sara Wheeler
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Too Close to the Sun by Sara Wheeler
Book DescriptionConservationist, 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'.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099450276
(198mm x 129mm x 19mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 9-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Sara Wheeler
O My America!, Paperback / softback (August 2014)
"Originally published, in somewhat different form, in 2013 by Jonathan Cape, Great Britain, as O my America!: second acts in a New World"--T.p. verso.
Magnetic North, Paperback / softback (February 2012)
"Originally published, in slightly different form, in 2009 by Jonathan Cape, Great Britain"--T.p. verso.
OxTravels, Paperback (May 2011)» View all books by Sara Wheeler
A collection of travel writing, which will act as a focus for the Oxfam Bookfest in 2011. It features stories from twenty-five travel writers, including Michael Palin, Paul Theroux, Sara Wheeler, William Dalrymple, Patrick Leigh Fermor, Lloyd Jones, Rory Stewart, Jan Morris, Dervla Murphy, Rory MacLean, and others.
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Author Biography - Sara Wheeler
Sara Wheeler's books include the international bestseller Terra Incognita: Travels in Antarctica, of which the Telegraph reviewer wrote, 'I do not think there will ever be a better book on the Antarctic.' The Magnetic North: Notes from the Arctic Circle was chosen as Book of the Year by Will Self, Michael Palin, A. N. Wilson and others. Sara's latest book is Access All Areas: Selected Writings 1990-2010. She has published two biographies of travellers: Cherry: A Life of Apsley Cherry-Garrard, and Too Close to the Sun: The Life and Times of Denys Finch Hatton, and was immensely relieved to write about women at last in O My America!. She lives in London.
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