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An Elephant in My Kitchen: What the herd taught me about love, courage and survival

An Elephant in My Kitchen: What the herd taught me about love, courage and survival (Paperback)

By Malby-Anthony, Francoise
By Willemsen, Katja

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A powerful, moving sequel to the bestselling The Elephant Whisperer that tells the story of one woman's fight to protect a herd of elephants.

ISBN 9781509864928
Barcode 9781509864928
Published 11 June 2019 by Pan Macmillan
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781509864928
ISBN-10 150986492X
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Pan Books
Publication Date 11 June 2019
International Publication Date 13 June 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Malby-Anthony, Francoise
By Willemsen, Katja
Category Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: General
True Stories Of Endurance & Survival
Animals & Society
Conservation Of Wildlife & Habitats
Wild Animals
Zoos & Wildlife Parks
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 196mm
Spine: 24mm
Weight 266g
Interest Age 18+ years
Reading Age 18+ years
Library of Congress Elephants - South Africa, Elephants - Conservation - South Africa, Wildlife conservation - South Africa, Thula Thula Game Reserve South Africa
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 599.670968
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

'The most magical book about the African bush since Born Free' Daily Mail Francoise never expected to find herself responsible for a herd of elephants with a troubled past. A chic Parisienne, her life changed forever when she fell in love with South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony. Together they founded a game reserve but after Lawrence's death, Francoise faced the daunting responsibility of running Thula Thula without him. Poachers attacked their rhinos, their security team wouldn't take orders from a woman and the authorities were threatening to cull their beloved elephant family. On top of that, the herd's feisty new matriarch Frankie didn't like her. In this heart-warming and moving book, Francoise describes how she fought to protect the herd and to make her dream of building a wildlife rescue centre a reality. She found herself caring for a lost baby elephant who turned up at her house, and offering refuge to traumatized orphaned rhinos, and a hippo called Charlie who was scared of water. As she learned to trust herself, she discovered she'd had Frankie wrong all along . . . Filled with extraordinary animals and the humans who dedicate their lives to saving them, An Elephant in My Kitchen is a captivating and gripping read.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A must-read for animal lovers. * People's Friend * The most magical book about the African Bush since Born Free. * Daily Mail *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Francoise Malby-Anthony was born in the South of France, brought up in Paris and has lived in South Africa since 1987. She founded the Thula Thula game reserve in 1998 with her late husband, the renowned conservationist and bestselling author Lawrence Anthony. When Lawrence died in 2012, Francoise took over the running of the reserve and is equally passionate about conservation. She was the driving force behind setting up a wildlife rehabilitation centre at the reserve to care for orphaned animals.

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