British writer Errol Trzebinski was born in Gloucester on 24 June 1936. After settling in Kenya, she spent twelve years on part of Karen Blixen’s old coffee farm.
Errol has worked in advertising in Nairobi and wrote a cookery column in the Sunday Nation for several years, culminating in eight cookery books. She currently lives in Mombasa.
She has also written an number of books on prominent individuals in the history of colonial Kenya including Silence Will Speak: A Study of the Life of Denys Finch Hatton and His Relationship With Karen Blixen (1977), The Kenya Pioneers: 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) and The Life and Death of Lord Erroll:The Truth Behind the Happy Valley Murder(2000).
Her 1977 book Silence Will Speak was a source for the script of the 1985 Hollywood movie Out of Africa, which starred Meryl Streep and Robert Redford.