Errol Trzebinski

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Errol Trzebinski (born 24 June 1936 in Gloucester), is a British writer. She lives and works in Lamu Island, Kenya. Her son is the painter Tonio Trzebinski, who was murdered in Kenya in 2001.

Trzebinski is an author of books on prominent individuals in the history of colonial Kenya including Silence Will Speak:[1] A Study of the Life of Denys Finch Hatton and His Relationship With Karen Blixen (1977); The Kenya Pioneers:[2] The Frontiersmen of an Adopted Land (1985); The Lives of Beryl Markham: Out of Africa's Hidden Free Spirit and Denys Finch Hatton's Last Great Love (1993);[3] and The Life and Death of Lord Erroll:[4] The Truth Behind the Happy Valley Murder (2000).

Her book Silence Will Speak was a source for the script of the 1985 Hollywood movie Out of Africa.[1] Her late husband Sbish Trzebinski appears as a drunkard in the film and is slapped by Meryl Streep when he insults her.

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  1. ^ a b "'Out of Africa,' Starring Meryl Streep". New York Times. 18 December 1985. Retrieved 11 July 2011.
  2. ^ "The Kenya Pioneers". Publishers' Weekly. Retrieved 11 July 2011.
  3. ^ Kakutani, Michiko (24 August 1993). "Books of The Times; A Ghost Writer Haunts a Famous Pilot's Ghost". New York Times. pp. 24 August 1993. Retrieved 11 July 2011.
  4. ^ Alderson, Andrew (16 December 2009). "White mischief and bloody murder". Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 11 July 2011.


Willy Alenus & Errol Trzebiski

picture featuring Willy ALENUS having tea with Errol TRZEBINSKI at the author's Shanzu-Mombasa residence on 23 February 1989. On 14 June 2004 (Flag Day) Willy ALENUS, a Belgian Retrd. County Commissioner (B.Co.) would be honored by the U.S. Congress in the capacity of Recipient of "The Flag of the United States" (Washington, D.C. Capitol Hill). W.A. is a military historian of WW II in Belgium and of WW I in German East-Africa. He publishes in pen and sword magazines in the English, Dutch and French languages.