Born on 23 July 1907 in London.
She was an author, journalist, broadcaster, magistrate, environmentalist, farmer and government adviser.
Elspeth wrote over 40 books, including her bestknown lyrical books "The Flame Trees Of Thika" and "The Mottled Lizard", based on her youth in a coffee farm in British Kenya.
Her husband, Gervas Huxley, was a grandson of Thomas Huxley and a Cousin of Aldous Huxley.
Elspeth died on January 10 1997 (aged 89) in Tetbury, Gloucestershire, England.