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My Pride and Joy/an Autobiography Hardcover – Aug 1987


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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster (Aug. 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671624970
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671624972
  • Product Dimensions: 24.4 x 17.5 x 2.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,915,715 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sally Walker on 21 Oct. 2014
Format: Hardcover
This represents a very interesting, at times gripping and often thought provoking read. George’s writing style is highly accessible and straightforward. At the beginning he states that his intention is to share both the good and the bad, by which he means that he will not shy away from writing about things that perhaps he could have done better, or went wrong in his life.

He plunges the reader straight into the African bush, whose landscape and wildlife George brings to life with vivid descriptions. George’s account of his early life in Kenya provides an historical perspective on the white colonialist occupation.

Having just read The Great Safari, an admirable and very detailed biography of both George and Joy Adamson, it is nice to hear George’s own voice. A man who bonded together two opposing characteristics: gentleness and modesty, with bravery, courage and can do spirit. His gentleness is none the more exemplified by his very spare and diplomatic account of what it was like to be married to Joy Adamson, who had a very mercurial personality. Given that he wrote his book after her death, he could have let rip, and it is to his credit that instead he concentrated on the positive and drew a veil over the bad times.

George, like Joy, will forever remain linked first and foremost to Elsa, the lioness of Born Free that they reared in the wild and taught to fend for herself, to the point that she was able to raise her own family. But actually this was just the start of George’s lifetime work, namely rearing and looking after a large number of lions, with varied characters, to a point that they could live a life of freedom in the wild.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By E. WATERS on 27 Jun. 2014
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What a fabulous book.I have waited a long time to read this, and was not disappointed. what an interesting couple George and Joy Adamson were. I was only young when all this was happening. There has never been anyone else since George to care for Lions or animals like he did. If there was one person in History I would have loved to meet, it would be George.Everything about this book was exciting and interesting. All Born Free fans and animal lovers will enjoy a fascinating good read. Thank you George.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By CP on 27 Jun. 2014
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Fantastic book and insight into what the wildlife was like in East Africa allowing you to contemplate what's become of it now in such a short period.
George Adamson was an amazing human being who went from shooting so much game as a warden to realising that conservation was the role he really had to play.
Having also read Bwana Game written much earlier you realise what so of substance these guys were made of walking on foot through the bush.
Fantastic.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Garfield on 20 Nov. 2014
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Arrived promptly & in good condition (from a third party seller). A good read & very touching in some chapters
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Leopold Carpani on 27 July 2014
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Everything perfect. Great Service!
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