Bookinista: ‘Circling the Sun’ a delicious read

7th August, 2015 by

By Melanie Wong

Long before blissed-out residents called Eagle County “Happy Valley,” an East African Happy Valley raised the bar for wild-and-crazy escapism in the name of “civilization.” British and Anglo-Irish immigrants arrived in what is now Kenya with boatloads of cash, planning to cultivate vast holdings (and locals), usually recreating themselves while running from failure during the sunset of the British Empire.When the book “Out of Africa,” by Baroness Karen von Blixen-Finecke (aka Isak Dinesen) was made into the 1985 blockbuster starring Meryl Streep and Robert Redford, the shenanigans of this aristocratic bunch exploded on the public radar. Much has been written …

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