An African Love Story: Love, Life and Elephants by Dame Daphne Sheldrick

An African Love Story: Love, Life and Elephants

byDame Daphne Sheldrick

Kobo ebook | March 1, 2012

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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.

Title:An African Love Story: Love, Life and ElephantsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 1, 2012Publisher:Penguin Books LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0141966777

ISBN - 13:9780141966779


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing life An amazing Biography of a woman who has spent her entire life in Kenya rescuing and raising orphaned animals (especially Elephants) to return to the wild. An amazing autobipgraphy that spans over 70 years. An excellent read!
Date published: 2018-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Amazing to read about the life of Daphne Sheldrick. I read this before going to visit the nursery while in Kenya. Reading her account of the creation of the place it is today and to read the back story was incredible. Well worth the read
Date published: 2017-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An African Love Story Excellent and beautifully written.!
Date published: 2013-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An African Love Story I just finished reading this book. It is a memoir about Daphne Sheldrick's life and work saving orphaned elephants. I read it on my iPad, which allowed me to highlight and take notes. I highlighted and took notes of all the parts of the book that would interest Matthew. I am going to read the abridged version to him.
Date published: 2013-01-22