Tony Fitzjohn, part missionary, part madman, has been called "one of the world's most endangered creatures." An internationally renowned field expert on African wildlife, he is best known for the eighteen years he spent helping Born Free's George Adamson return of more than forty leopards and lions, including the celebrated Christian, to the wild in central Kenya.
A notorious hell-raiser given to scrapes with bandits, evil policemen, and wicked politicians, who has been shot at by poachers and chewed up by lions, Fitzjohn is also a wonderful raconteur. Shenanigans aside, he belongs to that rare species of humans who have sought refuge and meaning in a life truly dedicated to the restoration of the animal kingdom. Many times, Tony Fitzjohn has put his life on the line for the cause in what he believes. Born Wild is the story of that passion.
Mothers and Daughters
Samantha is lost in the joys of new motherhood, the softness of her eight month old daughter's skin, the lovely weight of her child in her arms, but in trading her artistic dreams to care for her child, Sam worries she's lost something of herself. And she is still mourning another loss: her mother, Iris, died just one year ago.
When a box of Iris's belongings arrives on Sam's doorstep, she discovers links to pieces of her family history but is puzzled by much of the information the box contains. She learns that her grandmother Violet left New York City as an eleven year old girl, traveling by herself to the Midwest in search of a better life. Violet was one of the many children put on the Orphan Trains, taking them from the brutal realities of city slums to what was advertised as a better life with a new family. But what was Violet's real reason for leaving and what did she find when she reached her destination?
In confronting secrets from her family's past, Sam comes to terms with deep secrets of her own. Moving back and forth in time among the stories of Sam, Violet and Iris, Mothers and Daughters is a spellbinding novel of three remarkable women connected across a century by the complex wonder of motherhood.
Hot isn't a hot enough word to describe corporate raider Fletcher Wolf, but since he's suing couturier Cara Fletcher for, oh, a gazillion dollars, she figures she shouldn't hit on him, at least not too hard.
On top of that, she wonders if he's responsible for the harassment and vandalism that was plaguing her, irritants that escalate into crimes when her workshop is trashed to the tune of a cool quarter mill. The economic damage enables him to siege her company, bringing him into her life on a daily basis. When her Manhattan loft is torched and her assistant murdered, Cara realizes that the man she wants is the only man who can keep her safe.
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, mystery, Sue Swift, a novel, Rae Meadows is the memoir of Fitzjohn's extraordinary life. It shows how a man driven by an impossibly restless spirit can do almost anything from being a bouncer in a brothel, to surviving a vicious lion attack, to fighting with the Tanzanian government, to being appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire by the Queen. , The Extraordinary Story of One Man's Passion for Africa, Tony Fitzjohn