23 July 1907
Elspeth Josceline Grant (later EH) was born an only child in her grandparents' house at 22 Sussex Square
10 December 1921
Elspeth Grant (later EH), still in her teens, reached print with a social account of a day out with the Makuyu Hunt in Kenya
, carried by the East African Standard
under the name of 'Bamboo'.
EH published her best-known work, The Flame Trees of Thika, Memories of an African Childhood
; it was this that established her reputation beyond colonial political circles.
The eighty-six-year-old EH published her final book, the biography Peter Scott: Painter and Naturalist
, written at the request of his widow, Philippa.
10 January 1997
EH died at Ilsom House
, only three weeks after being diagnosed with liver cancer and being told that she had three months to live.