LIFE ON THE EDGE
The news of Tristan Voorspuy’s death, shot when unarmed, defending his Kenyan property, sent shockwaves through the rural world. He was a wellknown figure in hunting, Army and society circles, and even those who didn’t know him personally were moved by the untimely and tragic manner of his death.
This tribute to him, by Adrian Dangar, his friend for 30 years, is a wonderful testament to a life lived with passion and enthusiasm. It affords the reader the opportunity to get to know the man so many called a friend and pays fitting tribute to a charismatic conservationist, who won a troop of friends.
Dangar describes with eloquence Voorspuy’s story, from his early years on the veldt, to school in England, streaking over the Broad
Oak point-to-point course, rustication at Cirencester, acceptance at Sandhurst to the set of Out of Africa, their shared passion for safari, his ranch at Sosian and finally the devastating land invasions of 2016 and 2017. Voorspuy’s life reads like a book. And a book you want to read. How fortunate that Dangar has made it such an eloquent one.
By Adrian Dangar Quiller, £20