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


The international best seller

“Malby-Anthony offers a book of great inspiration and wide appeal to nature-loving readers.” (Publishers Weekly)

A heart-warming sequel to the international best seller The Elephant Whisperer by Lawrence Anthony’s wife Franoise Malby-Anthony.

A chic Parisienne, Franoise 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 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 audiobook, Franoise 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 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 is a captivating and gripping listen.

Author: Franoise Malby-Anthony, Katja Willemsen
Narrator: Roshina Ratnam
Duration: 8 hours 24 minutes
Released: 19 May 2011
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Language: English

User Review:

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I wasnt sure how much new information this book would provide having read The Elephant Whisperer by the authors late husband. I was pleasantly surprised. She expertly built on a few stories from that book, telling things from her point of view, and shared so much more!

An excellent read/listen – highly recommend for any animal lover or anyone with conservation/environment interests.

Not only does she discuss her work with the elephants, but also other animals they have rescued (rhinos), and how she built an animal orphanage. Its raw and emotional at times as she discusses the horrors of animal poaching – which she has had to deal with too often. But her perseverance, hope, and commitment to advocating for and saving these animals is inspirational.