HAS ALWAYS BEEN CATS
books on kenya since 1974
- - About
Author Jan Hemsing: Born in England on Christmas Eve
1917, but domiciled in East Africa since the end of World War II, Jan
Hemsing, who has walked and driven across many miles of Kenya and
Tanganyika (as it was then), has been writing books published in Kenya
(and one in America) since 1974, many of them the histories of Kenya's
first booklet, Old Nairobi and
The New Stanley Hotel, came out in 1974
followed by the first edition of Then
and Now, Nairobi's Norfolk Hotel, which later
would go into second, third and fourth editions until the
updated and handsome present book to celebrate the Norfolk's
hotel books and booklets by the author have included:
Beach Hotel in 1975 and 1996;
Lodge and Samburu
Lodge, both in 1985;
and the Lake Naivasha Hotel in 1992; and
then, for Mohamed Amin's Camerapix,
now nearer 90 than 80 old:
this photograph of her was
taken some ten years ago.
Beauty of Amboseli in 1993, and 1997.
most recent booklet was in 2004 for the 30th anniversary of Mombasa's Leisure
Lodge, Beach and Golf Resort.
With Lions was published by Trophy Room Books in
America in 1994.
and articles written in Kenya and published abroad have been in Harper's
Bazaar and Woman's Realm
in England, Personality in South
Africa and one in Australia whose name she can't remember.
favorite subject outside the above has always been cats, of which at
one time she had over 80 strays (yes, eighty) in her jungley little
old Westlands garden, most of them rescued from the city.
'96, '97, '98, '99,
'00, '01, '02, '03, '04, '05, '06, '07, '08, '09,
'10, '11, '12.
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