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A MARVELOUS BOOK
on May 7, 2014
One marvel to me is how Mrs. Huxley keeps her six year old self alive in the telling of this wonderful tale.
Her six year old thinking, energy and expressiveness enliven every page.
She as her parents do accept things and the people as they are. They do not judge nor
proselytize. They are all warm, loving and fun loving people. For the time, eccentrics.
As a matter of fact some of the repartee that flies between Lettice and Tilly, sometimes Tilly and Robin
could have come from a Noel Coward script for the 1920's theatre.
The backdrop and ever looming beauty and terror of the African bush is so rich one can smell it.
And it is so sad to see that in 100 years little has changed between the tribes, the whites and the bush
All surviving, just barely.