An Elephant in My Kitchen - Françoise Malby-Anthony & Katja Willemsen

An Elephant in My Kitchen

By Françoise Malby-Anthony & Katja Willemsen

  • Release Date: 2019-11-05
  • Genre: Nature
Score: 4.5
From 82 Ratings



"Malby-Anthony offers a book of great inspiration and wide appeal to nature-loving readers." —Publishers Weekly

A heart-warming sequel to the international bestseller The Elephant Whisperer, by Lawrence Anthony's wife Françoise Malby-Anthony.

A chic Parisienne, Françoise 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 Lawrence’s death, Françoise faced the daunting responsibility of running Thula Thula without him. Poachers attacked their rhinos, their security team wouldn’t take orders from a woman and the authorities were threatening to cull their beloved elephant family. On top of that, the herd’s feisty new matriarch Frankie didn’t like her.

In this heart-warming and moving book, Françoise 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 she’d 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 read.


  • Heartwarming

    By Word Lover 70
    Thjs non fiction story is magnificent. Funny in parts, sad in others. Such a wonderful telling of one animal reserve’s efforts to save animals in danger of poaching and in danger of life itself from losing a mother or suffering with illness. Specifically this book tells of the daily adventures of caring for Elephants, Rhinos and Hippos. I wanted it to never end in it’s telling of life on the Zululand Preserve. It is a truly heartwarming account
  • Elephants are beautiful creatures

    By mastr60
    Very well written, takes you right into the African bush.. very educational about elephants and rhinos and the horrors and evil of poaching.. but you will fall in love with all the animals taken in by the Thula Thula sanctuary.. made me smile, and broke my heart..but now I know elephants are so intelligent and feel love and emotion like humans..