Daphne Sheldrick's best-selling love story of romance, life and elephants, An African Love Story: Love, Life and Elephantsis an incredible story from one of Africa's greatest conservationists. Each of the copies we have for sale was handcarried back to the US from Daphne's former home in Kenya. Truly one of a kind books that touched the soil of Nairobi.
NOTE: Some of the books have minor imperfections, including some actual dirt from Kenya on the pages- so please note this before ordering!
The first person to successfully raise newborn elephants, Dame Daphne Sheldrick saved countless African animals from certain death. In this indelible and deeply heartfelt memoir, Daphne tells of her remarkable career as a conservationist and introduces us to a whole host of orphans—including Bushy, a liquid-eyed antelope, and the majestic elephant Eleanor. Yet she also shares the incredible human story of her relationship with David Sheldrick, the famous Tsavo National Park warden whose death inspired the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and the orphans' nursery, where Daphne works to this day. From her tireless campaign to preserve Kenya's wildlife to the astonishing creatures she befriended along the way, Love, Life, and Elephants is alive with compassion and humor, providing rare insight into the life of one of the world's most fascinating women.