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The Resource The ghosts of Happy Valley : searching for the lost world of Africa's infamous aristocrats, Juliet Barnes

The ghosts of Happy Valley : searching for the lost world of Africa's infamous aristocrats, Juliet Barnes

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The ghosts of Happy Valley : searching for the lost world of Africa's infamous aristocrats
Title
The ghosts of Happy Valley
Title remainder
searching for the lost world of Africa's infamous aristocrats
Statement of responsibility
Juliet Barnes
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Happy Valley was the name given to the Wanjohi Valley in the Kenya Highlands, where a small community of affluent, hedonistic white expatriates settled between the wars. While Kenya's early colonial days have been immortalized by farming pioneers like Lord Delamere and Karen Blixen, and the pioneering aviator Beryl Markham, Happy Valley became infamous under the influence of troubled socialite, Lady Idina Sackville. The era culminated with the notorious murder of the Earl of Erroll in 1941, the investigation of which laid bare the Happy Valley set's decadence and irresponsibility. But what is left now? In an archaeological quest, Juliet Barnes, who has lived in Kenya all her life and whose grandparents knew some of the Happy Valley characters, has set out to explore Happy Valley to find the former homes and haunts of this extraordinary and transient set of people
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StDuBDS
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Barnes, Juliet
Dewey number
  • 967.6'2
  • 967.62
  • 967.62
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Colonists
  • Kenya
  • Kenya
  • History
Label
The ghosts of Happy Valley : searching for the lost world of Africa's infamous aristocrats, Juliet Barnes
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Publication
Note
Originally published: 2013
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781781311677
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xvi, 318 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781781311677
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour), map (black and white)
Label
The ghosts of Happy Valley : searching for the lost world of Africa's infamous aristocrats, Juliet Barnes
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2013
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781781311677
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xvi, 318 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781781311677
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour), map (black and white)

Library Locations

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      Shepherds Bush Road Hammersmith, London, W6 7AT, GB
      51.4948594 -0.2239664
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