Françoise never expected to find herself responsible for a herd of elephants that had a track record of breaking out. Her chic Parisian life changed forever when she fell in love with South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony and together they founded a game reserve called Thula Thula. Everything changed after Lawrence’s death and Françoise was suddenly on her own.
Poachers attacked their rhinos, the security team wouldn’t take orders from a woman and the authorities threatened to cull their beloved elephant family.
In this heart-warming and moving memoir written by Katja Willemsen, Françoise takes us on an emotional roller coaster as she fights for the survival of the dream she and Lawrence had.