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An African Love Story: Love, Life and Elephants
 
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An African Love Story: Love, Life and Elephants [Kindle Edition]

Daphne Sheldrick
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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 )

Wonderfully candid (Charlotte Kemp Daily Mail )

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 )

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 )

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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.

About the Author

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. She has two daughters, both of whom have spent their lives helping her. In 2002 she received the BBC Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2006 she was made Dame Commander of the British Empire by the Queen, the first Knighthood to be awarded in Kenya since the country received Independence in 1963.
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