Hospital hill

Hospital Hill is the biography of a remarkable Englishwoman, based on a collection of her unpublished notes written over six-years in an extraordinary period in Kenya’s history.

In 1958 Molly Maud Holmes was invited to take up the position of headmistress at the first multi-racial primary school in Kenya. 

At this time Kenya was still a British colony but the country was hurtling towards independence following the Mau Mau uprising.

As a part of a landmark educational experiment, unofficially sponsored by the colonial government Molly Maud was set the seemingly impossible task of tutoring a group of mixed-race children to the same standard of education as the European schools. This radical notion was the first step on the ladder to fully integrated schooling in Kenya.

You can follow the evolution of this biography and the story of Molly Maud as it unfolds through my journal…