Too Close to the Sun.Too Close to the Sun
By Sara Wheeler
[pounds sterling]18.99 Jonathan Cape
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Denys Finch Hatton was an aristocrat of leonine le·o·nine
Of, relating to, or characteristic of a lion. nonchalance. He was 6-foot 3-inches tall, and once lifted a car out of a ditch unaided. After a dazzling career at Eton and Oxford, he sailed in 1910 for British East Africa British East Africa, inclusive historical term for several former British dependencies, especially Kenya, Uganda, Tanganyika, and Zanzibar.
British East Africa
Territory under former British control, Africa. . There, in this earthly paradise, he first had an affair with the pantherine aviatrix a·vi·a·trix
A woman who operates an aircraft; a woman pilot.
Noun 1. aviatrix - a woman aviator
aeronaut, airman, aviator, flier, flyer - someone who operates an aircraft Beryl Markham, and then--famously--with Karen Blixen, a romance immortalised in her book Out of Africa. "No one who ever met him," his Times obituary concluded, "whether man or woman, old or young, white or black, failed to come under his spell."
Too Close to the Sun tells the true story of this now legendary love affair, and recreates in telling detail the life of one of the key figures in the mythic story of the British settlers in East Africa. Finch Hatton was a soldier in the East Africa Campaign, a white hunter, a farmer, a pilot, the epitome of the brave pioneer. To quote the Times again, "He always left an impression of greatness ... and aroused interest as no one else could. It was not only his magnificent physique and striking features; there was the ready intuition and sympathy with every type of character, a wonderful sense of humour Noun 1. sense of humour - the trait of appreciating (and being able to express) the humorous; "she didn't appreciate my humor"; "you can't survive in the army without a sense of humor"
sense of humor, humor, humour , determination; and yet behind it all, indefinite but ever present, a feeling of waste."