An African Love Story

An African Love Story: Love, Life and Elephants

Biography & True Stories, Literary Biographies, Non-Fiction
Paperback Published on: 03/01/2013
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An African Love Story
Moving memoir
For anyone who loves animals, Africa or tales of a life well lived, this is the book for you. Daphne Sheldrick explains how her family arrived in Africa, ... READ MORE
Naomi at Kingston Bentall Centre
An African Love Story
Touching and beautiful memoir
I loved this book! It's such a touching read, especially if like me you have a weakness for animals. Elephants in particular. In her story Daphne Sheldric... READ MORE
Emma Smith at Bedford


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.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780670919710
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Weight: 278g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm

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An African Love Story
fantastic book
This is a must for readers who love animals. Superbly written and portrays such detail of the bond between humans and animals. Unfortunately, as explained ... READ MORE
An African Love Story
An African Love Story
This is one of the best books that I've ever read, both magical and heartbreaking at the same time. Daphne Sheldrick is a truly inspirational women and if ... READ MORE
An African Love Story
i loved this book
could not put it down,i laughed in parts and shed a few tears, what a wonderful love story. I have always wanted to go to africa now this is on my bucket l... READ MORE