Article and images by Jonathan White
An evening with Françoise Malby-Anthony talking about her new book ‘An Elephant in My Kitchen: What the herd taught me about love, courage and survival’ took place on Tuesday 24th July 2018.
There was a welcome drink and refreshments at the Nantwich Bookshop & Coffee Lounge, followed by the talk to a capacity audience at Nantwich Methodist Church on Hospital Street.
The ticket price also included a copy of the book.
‘An Elephant in My Kitchen: What the herd taught me about love, courage and survival’ tells the moving story of Françoise Malby-Anthony’s fight to protect a herd of elephants in South Africa.
Françoise was born in the South of France, brought up in Paris, and has lived in South Africa since 1987.
She founded the Thula Thula game reserve in 1998 with her late husband, the renowned conservationist and bestselling author Lawrence Anthony.
When Lawrence died in 2012, Françoise took over the running of the reserve and is equally passionate about conservation.
She was the driving force behind setting up a wildlife rehabilitation centre at the reserve to care for orphaned animals.
‘An Elephant in My Kitchen: What the herd taught me about love, courage and survival’ is available for sale at the Nantwich Bookshop & Coffee Lounge.
Denise Lawson from the Nantwich Bookshop & Coffee Lounge said: “It was a real pleasure meeting Françoise who is truly passionate about wildlife and conservation.
“Thank you to Andy from publisher Pan Macmillan who brought her to us as well as her lovely publicist Katie James.”
Denise added: “A huge thank you to all our lovely customers who never fail to support our bookshop.”
The next event at the Nantwich Bookshop & Coffee Lounge is An evening experiencing the joy of Rum with Ian Buxton, the author of ‘101 Rums To Try Before You Die’ on Friday 31st August 2018 (7pm).
Tickets cost £25 (includes Rum Tasting, Food and a copy of 101 Rums).