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Too Close to the Sun: The Audacious Life and Times of Denys Finch Hatton By Sara Wheeler Denys Finch Hatton was adored by women and idolized by men A champion of Africa, legendary for his good looks, his charm, and his prowess as a soldier, lover, and hunter, Finch Hatton inspired Karen Blixen to write the unforgettable stories in Out of Africa Now esteemed British biographer Sara Wheeler tells the truth about this extraordinarily charismatic adventurer.BornDenys Finch Hatton was adored by women and idolized by men A champion of Africa, legendary for his good looks, his charm, and his prowess as a soldier, lover, and hunter, Finch Hatton inspired Karen Blixen to write the unforgettable stories in 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 Tall and graceful, with the soul of a poet and an athlete s relaxed masculinity, 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.Wheeler brilliantly conjures the mystical beauty of Kenya at a time when teeming herds of wild animals roamed unmolested across pristine savannah No one was deeply attuned to this beauty than Finch Hatton and no one bitterly mourned its passing when the outbreak of World War I engulfed the region in a protracted, bloody guerrilla conflict Finch Hatton was serving as a captain in the Allied forces when he met Karen Blixen in Nairobi and embarked on one of the great love affairs of the twentieth century.With delicacy and grace, Wheeler teases out truth from fiction in the liaison that Blixen herself immortalized in Out of Africa Intellectual equals, bound by their love for the continent and their inimitable sense of style, 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 his passion that led to his affair with the notoriously unconventional aviatrix Beryl Markham But Markham was no able to hold him than Blixen had been Mesmerized all his life by the allure of freedom and danger, Finch Hatton was, writes Wheeler, the open road made flesh In painting a portrait of an irresistible man, Sara Wheeler has beautifully captured the heady glamour of the vanished paradise of colonial East Africa In Too Close to the Sun she has crafted a book that is as ravishing as its subject.
Sara Wheeler was brought up in Bristol and studied Classics and Modern Languages at Brasenose College, University of Oxford After writing about her travels on the Greek island of Euboea and in Chile, she was accepted by the US National Science Foundation as their first female writer in residence at the South Pole, and spent seven months in Antarctica.In her resultant book Terra Incognita Travels in Antarctica, she mentioned sleeping in the captain s bunk in Scott s Hut Whilst in Antarctica she read The Worst Journey in the World, an account of the Terra Nova Expedition, and she later wrote a biography of its author Apsley Cherry Garrard.In 1999 she was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature From 2005 to 2009 she served as Trustee of the London Library.She was frequently abroad for two years, travelled to Russia, Alaska, Greenland, Canada and North Norway to write her book The Magnetic North Travels in the Arctic A journalist at the Daily Telegraph in the UK called it a snowstorm of historical, geographical and anthropological facts.In a 2012 BBC Radio 4 series To Strive and Seek, she told the personal stories of five various members of the Terra Nova Expedition.O My America Second Acts in a New World records the lives of women who travelled to America in the first half of the 19th Century Fanny Trollope, Fanny Kemble, Harriet Martineau, Rebecca Burlend, Isabella Bird, and Catherine Hubback, and the author s travels in pursuit of them.
Too Close to the Sun: The Audacious Life and Times of Denys Finch Hatton By Sara Wheeler
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