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Too close to the sun: the audacious life and times of Denys Finch Hatton

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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.
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subject_facetAfrica, East -- History
Africa, East -- Social life and customs
British -- Africa, East -- Biography
Finch Hatton, Denys George, -- 1887-1931
title_displayToo close to the sun : the audacious life and times of Denys Finch Hatton
title_fullToo Close to the Sun The Audacious Life and Times of Denys Finch Hatton
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topic_facetBiography & Autobiography
British
Finch Hatton, Denys George
History
Nonfiction
Social life and customs
Travel