Elspeth Huxley

Elspeth Huxley

Born: July 23, 1907

Died: January 10, 1997

Nationality: Kenyan

Occupation: Writer

Biography: Elspeth Joscelin Huxley CBE was a polymath, writer, journalist, broadcaster, magistrate, environmentalist, farmer, and government advisor. She wrote 30 books; but she is best known for her lyrical books The Flame Trees of Thika and The Mottled Lizard which were based on her experiences growing up in a coffee farm in Colonial Kenya.