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Books, Films, Reading, Karen Blixen, Author, Literature, Scandinavia, Memoirs, Book Worth Reading

About Out of Africa Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time In this book, the author of Seven Gothic Tales gives a true account of her life on her plantation in Kenya. She tells with classic simplicity of the ways of the country and the natives: of the beauty of the Ngong Hills and coffee trees in blossom: of her guests, from the Prince of Wales to Knudsen, the old charcoal burner, who visited her: of primitive festivals: of big game that were her…

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the style saloniste: OUT OF DENMARK: Memories of Karen Blixen Africa, Floral, Karen Blixen, Denmark, Style And Grace, Artist Art, Galleries In London, Peter Beard, Out Of Africa

Author, adventurer, romantic, trendsetter and movie inspiration—Karen Blixen inspires with the nobility, generosity and vibrancy of her long life. I recently found a book about her private life at home on the Danish coast—and by chance met her distant cousin who recalled meetings with The Great Karen It’s always exciting to hear the insider story about a famous person you admire. I’ve written about the Danish author Karen Blixen on earlier blogs. I’ve read all her books (and books about her…

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