Valuable herd lessons on love
A BLONDE, chic Parisienne, Francoise never expected to find herself living on a South African game reserve.
But when she fell in love with renowned conservationist Lawrence Anthony, her life took an unexpected turn.
When Lawrence died in 2012 she was left to run Thula Thula Private Game Reserve outside Empangeni without him.
Short on money, with poachers threatening their rhinos, Francoise had little time to mourn when so many were depending on her.
This charming, funny and poignant book tells the story of how their elephant herd, rescued by Lawrence, shared her grief and forged a new relationship with her.
One day, a baby elephant named Tom became separated from the herd and landed up in her kitchen.
Another day, and another adventure occurred that would seem unreal to those living outside of this unpredictable and stunningly surprising environment.
Read about her journey to fulfil a dream of building a rescue centre for orphaned wildlife, nursing sick animals through the night, running an internationally renowned tourism destination and never skipping a beat.
If you loved Lawrence Anthony’s ‘The Elephant Whisperer’, you won’t want to miss this beautiful tribute to Zululand, to Africa and all who inhabit her.
About the author
Francoise Malby-Anthony was born in the south of France and has lived in South Africa since 1987.
In 1998 she founded Thula Thula with her late husband, world-renowned conservationist Lawrence Anthony.
She is the driving force behind the Thula Thula Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, and co-authored ‘An Elephant in My Kitchen’ with Dutch author Katja Willemsen.
Title: An Elephant in My Kitchen Author: Francoise Malby-Anthony Publisher: Pan MacMillan