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5.0 out of 5 stars Uplifted My Heart
Having fallen in love with Africa 2 years on a trip to Tanzania, I was some what shy from reading another persons love story with the continent as thoughts of possible doubt would crept into my mind. But after reading this book I not only have fallen in love with Africa more, but now also Daphne herself. She is a beautiful writer and has a magnificent style, which I can...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Somewhat dull
The early part of this book is worthy but somewhat dull to read-perfect childhood, perfect schooling etc etc. Unfortunately that doesn't make for exciting "let's turn the page" stuff. As we get into the elephant rescue it perks up but overall this is a bit of a slog to get through which is a pity as Daphne Sheldrick is a wonderful person and has done amazing work...
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5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful, 4 Oct 2014
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absolutely awe inspiring, if you love africa you'll love this and if you've never been to africa it will leave you wanting to. the best book i've read for many years
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent, 9 Dec 2014
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A truly remarkable book, a roller coaster of emotions, the amazing and fascinating story of Daphne Sheldrick. The loves and the losses.... Excellent
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Mother's Day present, 13 April 2012
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My Mum is loving this book. She is an avid supporter of Daphne Sheldrick's orphan elephant sanctuary and has visited the sanctuary in Kenya many times.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Will definitely read again I loved it so much., 8 Oct 2014
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An absolutely great read - whether you love Africa, wildlife, biographies - or just want a great story.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Gosh..., 15 July 2013
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Really good read. You know sometimes you come across stories that just capture your heart... this is one of these.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Story of an African farm - transposed., 3 Sep 2014
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Being an African myself ( South African ) I have found that I long for Africa since leaving to live in the UK. The work that Daphne is doing is phenomenal , that she has shared her story with us is brave and honest. I would love to have lived the life Daphne has , we place so much emphasis on living in the "world" that we forget the real things in life - we forget to live. Daphne has never forgotten. Africa never lets you forget. Loved the accounts of Kenya , the people and the struggle for survival and sustainability , loved the accounts of the animals and shared the pain of the poaching and killing. Grateful to have read this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 23 Sep 2014
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This has to be the best book I have ever read. Absolutely marvellous.
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4.0 out of 5 stars enchanting and enduring record of selfless love, 15 Jan 2014
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Although the reading of this book has taken some months due to my poor eyesight, it was essential that I persevered . Having watched the Elephant Diaries on the television, and having loved elephants since I was a small child, reading about the persistent care and respect that the Sheldrakes and their team have shown towards these enormous yet peaceful animals was an inspiration.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An African Love Story: Love, Life and Elephants, 12 Oct 2013
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Moving, educating & informative, a very emotional journey - loved it! Thank you for sharing , I need to find out more!
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5.0 out of 5 stars got to make a film, 15 Aug 2013
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I was fresh back from the elephant orphanage so loved the book its also quite a love story. Some people in this world are amazing they give so much back with heartbreak along the way great story.
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