Author: Nicholas Best

Category: General Nonfiction

Regular price: $3.99

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Deal starts: August 29, 2023

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Happy Valley

is the definitive story of the English in Kenya, written by a respected writer who grew up there.

Covering the history of the British in Kenya, from the arrival of explorer Joseph Thomson, whose exploits inspired

King Solomon’s Mines

, taking in the decadent Happy Valley set of the 1930s, the murder of Lord Erroll and the Mau Mau revolt of the 1950s,

Happy Valley

is a must-read for anyone interested in Kenyan or British colonial history.

Praise for Happy Valley:

‘Nicholas Best tells an immensely entertaining tale’ - Max Hastings,

Evening Standard

‘Anyone with experience of Kenya, past or present, resident or tourist, will enjoy reading

Happy Valley

’ -

Country Life

Nicholas Best

was born in London in 1948. He was educated at Pembroke House, Kenya, the King’s School, Canterbury, and Trinity College, Dublin, where he was treasurer of the union and editor of the university magazine. He served on a short-service commission in the Grenadier Guards and worked as a journalist before becoming a full-time author. He has published a range of fiction and non-fiction works.