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I can highly recommend Sharon's book....I have been extremely privileged to receive some of her delightful narratives over the last few years(some of you will have read the ones I shared). I can never get enough! They make one laugh & cry, sometimes at the same time!!. They are gauranteed to stir deep emotions in all those who have a love of the African bush. The many & varied tales are vivid, poignant, & entrancing. The book will have particular relevance for those to whom Hwange National Park is a very special place. If elephants are as spectacular & special to you, as they are to me, Sharon's evocative book is a 'must read'. Her excellent descriptive style will put you right there, next to her, as she reveals the daily joys, dramas & tragedies of Africa's gentle giants, as they unfold.
Don't wait, as soon as it hits the shelves, rush out & buy a copy! From Sharon's letter below it appears that the book will only be available in Zim., unfortunately. For those of you outside Zim., let me know asap if you want a copy, & I will arrange to buy , with the funds we left in the country. We can always sort the exchange out later.
Personally, I can't wait for my copy! It will also serve as a record of a specific space in time of Zim's turbulant history....which has, unfortunately, impacted enormously on the flora & fauna of our beloved country.....the future of which is still so uncertain.
Col. (address available from the authors of this website)
BACK COVER of Sharon Pincott’s Book , titled:
In An Elephant’s Rumble
Life Amongst ‘The Presidential Elephants of Zimbabwe’
A poignant account of Sharon's journey from her life as a successful career woman 'Down Under' to realising her ultimate dream living amongst the most majestic of all beasts. Beautifully written, Sharon eloquently conveys the sheer joy and privilege of this unique existence in sharp contrast to the anguish of living in a country facing difficult times. Her passion, courage and determination will move you to laughter and tears, and to the vivid realisation that even the most unlikely dreams can come true.
Andrea McKain, Fellow Information Technology Professional, Auckland, New Zealand
Sharon Pincott vividly portrays both the tragedies and joys of a sometimes harsh world. She writes engagingly about all of the animals that she encounters, but it is her descriptions of elephant behaviour that are truly outstanding. I felt that I was there with her among the elephants that she cares so passionately about. I could see and smell and feel what she described. Zimbabwe’s ‘Presidential Elephants’ are fortunate indeed to have such a dedicated advocate.
Cynthia Moss, Director, Amboseli Elephant Research Project, Kenya
This is an evocative tale of untamed Africa, illustrated throughout to afford us a privileged glimpse into Sharon’s special flair for wildlife photography, in which she pays due homage to her hero.
Mandy Keating, Singer/Songwriter/Musician, Melbourne, Australia
An inspiring and delightful account of Sharon's many and varied experiences while studying Zimbabwe’s unique elephant clan, clearly demonstrating her passion and concern for these magnificent creatures. Her amusing portrayals of the antics of the animals are pleasantly reminiscent of Gerald Durrell, awarded conservationist and best-selling author dating back to the 1950s. Written with a relaxed natural charm, this memoir embodies not only Sharon’s love for the elephants, but for everything ‘Out of Africa’.
Colin Gillies, Vice President, ‘Wildlife and Environment Zimbabwe’
As a fellow elephant lover, I was deeply moved by Sharon's account of her day-to-day life amongst the ‘Presidential’ giants, particularly by the elephants' sensitive reaction to her assistance in the face of horrific snaring injuries. I felt her pain and frustrations during the times that she was unable to help and shared her joys when things went well and lives were saved. There can be no doubting Sharon's dedication, and her great love of wild Africa.
Barbara Westbrook, Secretary, ‘Elefriends Australia’, 1995-2003
Evident throughout this memoir lies an impassioned plea for the perpetual wellbeing of ‘The Presidential Elephants of Zimbabwe’. Their future is uncertain. Hopefully Sharon’s timely publication will generate a greater awareness of what we all stand to lose should they cease to exist as a secure and specially protected population.
Alan Elliott, Founder of ‘The Presidential Elephants of Zimbabwe’
Profits from the sale of this book will aid wildlife conservation in Africa
FIRST PAGE OF BOOK :
After the death of a Zimbabwean friend, Sharon Pincott abandoned her career as an Information Technology Consultant ‘Down Under’ to live amongst the elephants of Africa. So began her life in wild Africa and her love affair with ‘The Presidential Elephants of Zimbabwe’.
Instead of keeping a daily journal, Sharon wrote regular narratives vividly capturing her day-to-day life in the African bush. Surrounded by wildlife, she studied the elephants, getting to know them individually on land bordering Hwange National Park in western Zimbabwe. These elephants quickly ranked amongst her closest companions.
During her first three years monitoring and recording the lives of the elephant families, Sharon experienced all facets of life in the African bush, from the wonder and joy of the wildlife and the wild places to the trials and tribulations of the same. Whilst witnessing the heartbreaking effect that Zimbabwe’s decline in the early 2000s was having on the wild beauty surrounding her, she wrote of her new life: “In an elephant’s rumble and in the feel of living ivory, I have found a life of meaning from which there can be no escape.”
This is a chronological collection of the true tales that Sharon recorded from her home in the Zimbabwean bush.
Experience life in untamed Africa through these extraordinary accounts. You too may be tempted.