Genre: Biography, Drama
Duration: 50 min.
Elspeth and her unconventional parents decide to settle down in Kenya and begin a coffee plantation. This is a time of discovery for Elspeth, as she encounters the incredible beauty and cruelty of nature, and new friendships with both Africans and British expatriates. A side plot involves the beautiful and bored British Lettice Palmer who enters into an affair with a handsome safari guide. Eventually, however, the excitement of Elspeth's life is disrupted by the onset of WW I, and the changes it brings
dealing with death, adventure, starting over, small town, introspection, wilderness, small town life, coming of age, orphan, opposites attract, racism, animal life, escapades, hopes, society, youth, couples, imperialism, wildlife, safari, lion, racial prejudice, child's point of view, class differences, marital infidelity ...