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Karen Blixen and Deerhounds in Africa 1 week 4 days ago #43723

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Here are photos of Karen Blixen and here Deerhounds in Africa.









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Karen Blixen and Deerhounds in Africa 1 week 4 days ago #43724

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Source WIKIPEDIA
Link: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karen_Blixen
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'Baroness Karen Christenze von Blixen-Finecke (née Dinesen; 17 April 1885 – 7 September 1962) was a Danish author who wrote works in Danish and English. She is best known under her pen names Isak Dinesen, used in English-speaking countries, and Tania Blixen, used in German-speaking countries. She also published works using the aliases Osceola and Pierre Andréze
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Life in Kenya
Blixen's African home, now the Karen Blixen Museum

Soon after Dinesen arrived in Kenya, which at the time was part of British East Africa, she and Blixen married in Mombasa on January 14, 1914.[9] After her marriage, she was known as Baroness Blixen, and used the title until 1929, when her ex-husband remarried.
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The family corporation sold the land to a residential developer, and Blixen returned to Denmark in August 1931 to live with her mother. She remained in Rungstedlund for the rest of her life '. END

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Karen Blixen and Deerhounds in Africa 1 week 2 days ago #43725

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Source / Link druimhaven.wordpress.com

Karen Blixen began her life in Africa with two Deerhounds that she had received as a wedding present.
Citation: 'In Africa I never had dogs of any other breed than the Scotch Deerhound. There is no more noble or gracious kind of dog. They must have lived for many centuries with men to understand and fall in with our life and its conditions the way they do. You will also find them in old paintings and tapestries, and they have in themselves a tendency to change, by their looks and manners, their surroundings into tapestry; they bring with them a feudal atmosphere.…The Scotch Deerhound went well with African scenery and the African Native. It may be due to the altitute, –the highland melody in all three, –for he did not look so harmonious at Sea-levl in Mombasa. It was as if the great, spare landscape, with the plains, hills and rivers, was not complete until the deerhounds were also in it. All the deerhounds were great hunters and had more nose than the greyhounds, but they hunted by sight and it was a highly wonderful thing to see two of them working together. I took them with me when I was out riding in the Game Reserve, which I was not allowed to do, and there they would spread the herds of Zebra and Wildebeest over the plain, as if it were all the stars of heaven running wild over the sky. But when I was out in the Masai Reserve shooting I never lost a wounded head of game, if I had the deerhounds with me.'

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Karen Blixen and Deerhounds in Africa 1 week 9 minutes ago #43730

Thanks Joerg!
I have enjoyed reading Out of Africa again recently. She led a colourful life and loved her deerhounds.
I did wonder how the deerhounds managed in the heat. My Freya really does not enjoy high temperatures and hides indoors once it cgets to about 22 in summer.?
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Karen Blixen and Deerhounds in Africa 6 days 19 hours ago #43731

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Here is the link to the interesting article about Karen Blixen and her Deerhounds in The Deerhound Club Newsletter, Summer 2012, page 5
from Sandy MACALLISTER (Text reprinted from The Claymore).

Link: www.deerhound.co.uk/oldma...012complete.pdf

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Karen Blixen and Deerhounds in Africa 4 days 19 hours ago #43732

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