Love, Life, and Elephants: An African Love Story
The first part was about the author growing up and her family structure. The story covered why they traveled to Africa to live. This part felt a li ...more
The book is a memoir recounting Dame Daphne's life in Kenya, her marriage to David Sheldrick and how that changed her life, and, most importantly, her love of and commitment to the wildlife of Kenya. She became the first person to be able to raise ...more
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This book packs a wallop. It is the story of a woman born and raised in Africa. Who eventually finds herself madly and deeply in love with a man who shares her passions. Together, they rally to create sanctuaries for a once abundant and replete wildlife. All of it against the backdrop of a heartbreaking and incredible fight for the preservation and protect ...more
In rating this book I have tried to remove the negative effect of the awful narration of my audiobook. 14hrs 45mins of Virginia McKenna's incorrect emphases and overly sickly reading was a test of endurance, but the true characters were the animals and they were impossible not to love.
Daphne Sheldrick has spent her whole life in Kenya, raised to love and respect the wildlife around her. She came from an era where hunting was the norm, but gradually it bec ...more
I had to return it to the library when I was only halfway finished, so that might be why I can't give it higher marks.
It was interesting to read about her life in Africa when there were still large portions of Africa that weren't settled. Actually, the beginning was really interesting - people leaving everything and everyone they knew to settle somewhere remote. And the trials that ensued. But then it became a story of her great l ...more
This is a lovely book for anyone who loves animals or Africa. It begins with the story of a white family who was invited to "colonize" Kenya by the British government, written by the granddaughter who grows up in Kenya and has known no other home. Daphne Sheldrick paints a beautiful picture of the land she grew to love, and her special relationship with the animals she grew to love, respect and understand. She writes sparingly of the conflict between the native tribes and the white settlers, and...more
But now, basically, I want to be this lady. I would consider myself an animal-lover. Yeah, yeah, I don't really actively do all that I can to protect all of them, but I try to be very caring to those I come in contact with. Heck, I love animals so ...more
Daphne's dad set up a profitable business, like others who made the ...more
The famous authoress traces her life from her childhood growing up in the White Highlands of Kenya, through her successive marriages with two of Kenya’s legendary Game Wardens, Bill Woodley and David Sheldrick, through Kenya's turbulent Mau-Mau uprising in the 50s ...more
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Sheldrick has been named as one of the 35 most significant conservationists ever. She has won the BBC’s Lifetime Achievement Award and has an Honorary Doc ...more