"and the Happy Valley"

For readers of this period, the term 'Happy Valley' would have brought to mind the 'Happy Valley set', a group of mostly upper-class British expatriates who settled in the Wanjohi valley area of Kenya from 1924 onwards. The 'set' became renowned for decadence and hedonism, their notoriety reaching a peak in 1941 with the murder of Lord Erroll, an event documented in the book White Mischief and the film of the same name. A negative portrayal of the Happy Valley lifestyle is also given by Juanita Carberry in her memoir Child of Happy Valley.

 

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