With the help of African guides, and guided by the memories of elderly expats she tracks down to the Muthiaga old enough to have first-hand memories of the likes of Idina and Lord Errol and the lives they led, what she finds - ruins reclaimed by luxuriant bush, tumbledown dwellings in which an African family ekes a subsistence living, or even a modest school - is a revelation of the state of modern Africa that makes the gilded era
of the Happy Valley set seem even more fantastic.
However, the task of winning trophies in a gilded era
for tennis featuring the stellar trio of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, has remained a mountainous one and been the source of much mental misery for Britain's finest tennis player.
Mansions - Homes of 19th-century's wealthiest Americans, including the Astors' Beechwood and Vanderbilts' Marble House and Breakers, with period family and staff lookalikes.
In her essay "Great Expectations: The Golden Age Redeems the Gilded Era
," Nancy T.
One of the festival's highlights of the last several years, particularly for students of Lebanese cinema, has been a short program of features from Lebanon's gilded era
- the 1960s and 1970s.