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Out of Africa:
The author of Seven Gothic Tales gives a true account of her life on her plantation in Kenya. She tells with classic simplicity of the ways of the country and the natives: the beauty of the Ngong Hills; her guests, from the Prince of Wales to Knudsen, the old charcoal burner, who visited her; primitive festivals; big game that were her near neighbors—lions, rhinos, elephants, zebras, buffaloes; and Lulu, the little gazelle who came to live with her.

Shadows on the Grass:
Isak Dinesen takes up the absorbing story of her life in Kenya begun in the unforgettable Out of Africa, which she published under the name of Karen Blixen. With warmth and humanity these four stories illuminate her love both for the African people, their dignity and traditions, and for the beauty and wildness of the landscape. The first three were written in the 1950s and the last, “Echoes from the Hills,” was written especially for this volume in the summer of 1960 when the author was in her seventies. Together they provide a moving final chapter to her African reminiscences.

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  • “The reader will close the book richer for her sojourn.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “To hear Susan Lyons narrate these classics is to be transported back to their time and place—British East Africa (now Kenya) in the early twentieth century. In tones rich, rolling, earthly, and regal, she personifies equally well the Baroness Blixen and the land itself. The author’s love and concern for the land and its people shine through this simple yet stately presentation…Lyons’s performance remains true to the text. While a picture in time taken from a particular vantage point, this audio and Lyons’ performance are a memorable and faithful portrait.”

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