Why this book?
I had no idea that this book existed when I wrote my novel. Then at book events, people approached me to ask if my book had anything to do with The Elephant Whisperer and told me how wonderful this non-fiction book was. I read it and couldn’t agree more. This South African man devoted his life to elephants and his book deserves my recommendation. I love how he sets everything aside to patiently help a herd of Elephants, traumatised by poachers, and how he connects with the animals at a deep level. Animals and African wild animals in particular react to this level of emotional connection with humans and that’s an important thing to learn.