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2.0 out of 5 stars Posh Brit on elephant in India, 30 May 2008
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This review is from: Queen of the Elephants (Hardcover)
I found the passages about the dealing with the elephant very good. But the basic situation grates - Camilla Parker Bowles' brother travels across India on an elephant accompanied by local staff and handy jeep just in case. All rather condescending as patrician young Englishman plays-at-being-native.

The tone is set at the start when Shand just happens to know the old boy network (Anglo-Indians, zoo directors, journalists and politicians) who smooth his path all the way along, lending vehicles and doling out visiting cards that bring the local police to heel when handed out.

Give it a miss, on the whole
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Queen of the Elephants by Mark Shand (Hardcover - 4 May 1995)
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