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The Resource Too close to the sun : the audacious life and times of Denys Finch Hatton, Sara Wheeler

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

Label
Too close to the sun : the audacious life and times of Denys Finch Hatton
Title
Too close to the sun
Title remainder
the audacious life and times of Denys Finch Hatton
Statement of responsibility
Sara Wheeler
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 Nairobiand 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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wheeler, Sara
Dewey number
  • 967.6/030092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DT365.75.F56
LC item number
W44 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Finch Hatton, Denys George
  • British
  • Africa, East
  • Africa, East
Label
Too close to the sun : the audacious life and times of Denys Finch Hatton, Sara Wheeler
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Copyright
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain by Jonathan Cape, London, in 2006"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [273]-276) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xxii, 292 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781400060696
Isbn Type
(HRD)
Lccn
2006048349
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
BK0006935168
Label
Too close to the sun : the audacious life and times of Denys Finch Hatton, Sara Wheeler
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain by Jonathan Cape, London, in 2006"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [273]-276) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xxii, 292 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781400060696
Isbn Type
(HRD)
Lccn
2006048349
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
BK0006935168

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