Franoise Malby-Anthony, Katja Willemsen – An Elephant in My Kitchen


Franoise Malby-Anthony never expected to find herself responsible for a herd of elephants with a troubled past. A chic Parisienne, her life changed forever when she fell in love with South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony. Together they founded a game reserve but after Lawrences death, Franoise faced the daunting responsibility of running Thula Thula without him. Poachers attacked their rhinos, their security team wouldnt take orders from a woman and the authorities were threatening to cull their beloved elephant family. On top of that, the herds feisty new matriarch Frankie didnt like her.

In this heart-warming and moving book, Franoise describes how she fought to protect the herd and to make her dream of building a wildlife rescue centre a reality. She found herself caring for a lost baby elephant who turned up at her house, and offering refuge to traumatised orphaned rhinos, and a hippo called Charlie who was scared of water. As she learned to trust herself, she discovered shed had Frankie wrong all along….

Filled with extraordinary animals and the humans who dedicate their lives to saving them, An Elephant in My Kitchen by Franoise Malby-Anthony is a captivating and gripping listen.

Author: Franoise Malby-Anthony, Katja Willemsen
Narrator: Roshina Ratnam
Duration: 8 hours 24 minutes
Released: 19 May 2009
Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson
Language: English

User Review:

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I found the structure a little confusing as it seemed to jump around a bit but soon forgave it for the fantastic stories of animals and evocative descriptions of their quirks and idiosyncrasies. Overall really enjoyed it.