Happy Valley: the story of the English in Kenya
This was my first book, a light-hearted history of British involvement in Kenya. I wrote it for people to read on the beach or at a game lodge while waiting for the animals to appear. It has been an Amazon No 1 best seller in Britain and (amazingly) France in several different categories.
‘Nicholas Best tells an immensely entertaining tale’ – Max Hastings, Evening Standard
‘An erudite, amusing and, even, gossipy book’ – Nigel Dempster, Punch
‘Anyone with experience of Kenya, past or present, resident or tourist, will enjoy reading Happy Valley’ – Country Life
‘First class… quite hilariously funny’ – Melbourne Herald