Book List in Order: 7 titles


  • New editions of Elspeth Huxley's stirring account of her childhood in Kenya and her novel of the destructive forces of colonization. Epic in its scale, Red Strangers spans four generations of a Kikuyu family in Africa and their relationship with Euro...



  • Life at Government House in the African colony of Chania seems relaxed and booming though Olivia Brandeis, a young anthropologist, senses trouble brewing. And when the governor, Sir Malcolm McLeod, is found strangled at his desk, her intuition is pro...



  • It is the stunning Janice West, with her dark eyes and husky American voice, who persuades Vachell to investigate the mysterious incidents spreading fear and alarm through the close-knit farming community of colonial East Africa. Considering the tang...



  • In an open cart Elspeth Huxley set off with her parents to travel to Thika in Kenya. As pioneering settlers, they built a house of grass, ate off a damask cloth spread over packing cases, and discovered—the hard way—the world of the African. With an ...



  • Canadian Superintendent Vachell, of Chania CID, is called to Lady Baradale's luxury Kenyan safari camp to investigate the disappearance of her jewels. He found himself ostensibly hired as assistant white hunter to the intrepid Danny de Mare. Within h...





  • It's been said that the three people who did most to alleviate human suffering in the 19th century were the inventors of antiseptics and chloroform--and Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. Nightingale lived to be over 90 yet spent le...