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Elspeth (Josceline) Huxley

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Novelist and essayist, born in London, UK. She wrote much about life in Kenya, where she lived as a child. Her best-known novel, The Flame Trees of Thika (1959), was about her childhood, as was The Mottled Lizard (1962) and Love Among the Daughters (1968). She also wrote detective novels, such as Death of an Aryan (1939, also known as The African Poison Murders). In 1993 she published a biography of the ornithologist Peter Scott, Peter Scott: Painter and Naturalist. She was married to Gervas Huxley (1894–1971), grandson of the biologist T H Huxley.

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