The Flame Trees of Thika

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The Flame Trees of Thika ★★★ 1981

In 1913, a British family travels to East Africa to start a coffee plantation. Seen through the eyes of the young daughter, her childhood consists of the local Masai and Kikuyu tribes, the eccentric and sometimes unhappy English neighbors, and the wild animals that roam the plains. Based on the memoirs of writer Elspeth Huxley. Four cassettes; shown on PBS “Masterpiece Theatre.” 366m/C VHS, DVD . GB Hayley Mills, Holly Aird, David Robb, Ben Cross; D: Roy Ward Baker; W: John Hawkesworth; C: Ian Wilson; M: Alan Blaikley.