An Elephant in My Kitchen
What the Herd Taught Me About Love, Courage and Survival
Author: Françoise Malby-Anthony with Katja Willemsen
THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER
"Malby-Anthony offers a book of great inspiration and wide appeal to nature-loving readers." —Publishers Weekly
A heart-warming sequel to the international bestseller The Elephant Whisperer, by Lawrence Anthony's wife Françoise Malby-Anthony.
A chic Parisienne, Françoise never expected to find herself living on a South African game reserve. But then she fell in love with conservationist Lawrence Anthony and everything changed. After Lawrence’s death, Françoise faced the daunting responsibility of running Thula Thula without him. Poachers attacked their rhinos, their security team wouldn’t take orders from a woman and the authorities were threatening to cull their beloved elephant family. On top of that, the herd’s feisty new matriarch Frankie didn’t like her.
In this heart-warming and moving book, Françoise describes how she fought to protect the herd and to make her dream of building a wildlife rescue center a reality. She found herself caring for a lost baby elephant who turned up at her house, and offering refuge to traumatized orphaned rhinos, and a hippo called Charlie who was scared of water. As she learned to trust herself, she discovered she’d had Frankie wrong all along.
Filled with extraordinary animals and the humans who dedicate their lives to saving them, An Elephant in My Kitchen is a captivating and gripping read.
A Thomas Dunne Book for St. Martin's Griffin
In The News
"An Elephant in My Kitchen is a moving and often amusing account of a life filled with compassion and resolve." —Wall Street Journal
"The writing is full of vivid descriptions that place readers in the middle of the action, making the book difficult to put down. An engrossing eye-opener on the fragility of South Africa's fauna." —Kirkus
"The most magical book about the African bush since Born Free" —Daily Mail
"A must-read for animal lovers" —People's Friend