Recommended Reading

Have you read any of these books?

Frankie Featherstone has compiled a list of her personal recommendations of books which have East African themes. Please let me know if you have personal recommendations you would like to add to the list.


Ivory, Apes & Peacocks: Animals, Adventure and Discovery in the Wild Places of Africa.
Alan Root (2012)

Wildflower:  The extraordinary Life and Mysterious murder of Joan Root
Mark Seal (2011)

And Miles to Go before I Sleep:  A British vet in Africa   (Stories from a Nakuru-based vet)
Hugh Cran (2009)

Blood Sisters
Barbara & Stephanie Keating (2006)

A Durable Fire
Barbara & Stephanie Keating (2007)

In Borrowed Light
Barbara & Stephanie Keating (2011)

Speak Swahili Dammit!  (Biographical account of a small boy’s life by Lake Victoria)
James Penhaligon (2011)

Too Close to the Sun:  The Audacious Life and Times of Denys Finch Hatton
Sara Wheeler (2006)

An African Love Story:  Love, Life and Elephants
Daphne Seldrick (2013)

Don’t Let’s Go To The Dogs Tonight
Alexandra Fuller* (2003)

Cocktail Hour Under The Tree Of Forgetfulness  (Including Nicola Huntingford’s time at Highlands School Eldoret)
Alexandra Fuller* (2012)

 Scribbling the Cat
Alexandra Fuller* (2014)

Dreams in a time of War:  A childhood memoir.  (Memoir of an extraordinary Kenyan childhood by a widely celebrated Kenyan international author.)
Ngugi Wa Thiong’o (2011)

Red Strangers:  The White Tribe Of Kenya.   (Early settlers)
C.S. Nicholls (2005)

*Alexandra Fuller is the daughter of Nicola Huntingford who was at The Highlands with many of us in the 1960s.