An African Love Story: Love, Life and Elephants (Paperback)
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An African Love Story: Love, Life and Elephants (Paperback)

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Daphne Sheldrick's best-selling love story of romance, life and elephants, An African Love Story: Love, Life and Elephants is an incredible story from Africa's greatest living conservationist. A typical day for Daphne involves rescuing baby elephants from poachers; finding homes for orphan elephants, all the while campaigning the ever-present threat of poaching for the ivory trade. An African Love Story is the incredible memoir of her life. It tells two stories - one is the extraordinary love story which blossomed when Daphne fell head over heels with Tsavo Game Park and its famous warden, David Sheldrick. The second is the love story of how Daphne and David, who devoted their lives to saving elephant orphans, at first losing every infant under the age of two until Daphne at last managed to devise the first-ever milk formula which would keep them alive. 'Compulsively readable', Mail on Sunday 'An enchanting memoir', Telegraph Daphne Sheldrick has spent her entire life in Kenya. For over 25 years, she and her husband, David, the famous founder of the the giant Tsavo National Park, raised and rehabilitated back into the wild orphans of misfortune from many different wild species. These included elephants, rhinos, buffaloes, zebra, eland, kudu, impala, warthogs and many other smaller animals. In 2006 she was made Dame Commander of the British Empire by the Queen.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780670919710
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 267 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm


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Compulsively readable...the more you hear about elephants from her, the more you wonder why they don't rule the world -- Kathryn Hughes * Mail on Sunday *
An enchanting memoir...Baby birds, antelopes, elephants, rhinos and a civet cat all pass through Sheldrick's life -- Helen Brown * Telegraph *
Wonderfully candid -- Charlotte Kemp * Daily Mail *
Absorbing, moving...paints a vivid picture of an extraordinary life in the bush that will delight everyone * BBC Wildlife Magazine *
Moving and magical...a fascinating story...touching, funny and written with warmth and compassion * Lancashire Evening Post *
Inspirational. A heart-warming read for anyone interested in wildlife and conservation * Compass *
Africa has never been more vividly described...I read it straight through and it nearly broke my heart...her warnings about the decline of wildlife should be heeded the world over -- Joanna Lumley

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“fantastic book”

This is a must for readers who love animals. Superbly written and portrays such detail of the bond between humans and animals. Unfortunately, as explained in this book, some humans had the greed for killing in order... More

Paperback edition
4th June 2012
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“Moving memoir”

For anyone who loves animals, Africa or tales of a life well lived, this is the book for you.

Daphne Sheldrick explains how her family arrived in Africa, what they did to survive, and this helps to set up her own... More

Paperback edition
1st February 2013
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“An African Love Story”

This is one of the best books that I've ever read, both magical and heartbreaking at the same time. Daphne Sheldrick is a truly inspirational women and if there were more people like her in the world the... More

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4th June 2012
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