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An Extraordinary Love Story Set In Africa

“Life is for the living, not the dead, who belong to the past and are at peace and beyond all further pain and suffering ‘somewhere in the great somewhere’”
— Daphne Sheldrick

The book is exactly what the title suggests. This is the extraordinary love story of an extraordinary woman with Africa: its landscape, it’s wildlife, it’s people, it’s everything. It is clear she would not have wanted it any other way than how it happened.

Today, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is world famous. This book tells us the lesser known tales before the trust became known the world over. The struggles of a divorced and widowed woman in a newly independent country going through its own catharsis.

Throughout all the changes, the one constant remained her love for animals. She cared for them deeply and that love eventually culminated into something beautiful for the ages. This is a great book to see how a seemingly ordinary person rises up to meet the challenge of their calling.