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This contemporary Non-fiction book tell the story of a family who dedicated their lives to saving owls. The author shares her experiences of growing up in South Africa and her family's exposure to and survival of violent crimes. Choosing a career in conservation has led her family to live on farms, having to work late at night and in unprotected rural areas, which has expo ...more
Kindle Edition, 234 pages
Published December 13th 2017 by Danelle Murray (first published January 31st 2017)
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Anya Pavelle
May 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
I got this book a few months ago and read it about three times, letting myself slowly ponder almost every element. Why? It’s raw, deals with sensitive subject matter, and is immersed in so much complexity that I needed to let what I read settle and coalesce into something I could articulate in a review. I also needed to question how to approach this book: as a casual reader, an academic, or both? I think I need to put on both hats if I’m going to give the subject matter and book their proper due ...more
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Very good read, captivating storyline showing perseverance, dedication and a never-give-up attitude! Thanks for sharing your story with the world!
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May 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book has been a strange experience for me: I know Danelle and her family, having spent many days with her at Owl Rescue Centre. I know Bryan and Kerry, cried with them when Frank passed and spent many hours helping them mend broken fences - a neverending, almost futile task.

I saw Spencer and Rebecca grow bigger and witnessed the changes at the centre. The Murrays have accommodated the kids from my school for community service hours and have taught them many valuable skills.

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Danelle Murray is a conservationist and non-fiction writer and author. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Sciences and Social services, with specialization in the professional context through the University of South Africa (UNISA). This is an applied Psychology Degree. She is the co-founder of Owl Rescue Centre, a non-profit organisation concerned with the protection of all owl spec ...more

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