All the Way Home
'You're crazy ...She'll take over and shove us out. I can just see this place in winter: no carpets, acres of wet newspaper underfoot, family huddled under blankets while the pig hogs the fire.' Richard and Bookey Peek hadn't planned on a warthog, any more than one would plan a tidal wave, a tornado or triplets, but on Stone Hills game sanctuary, natural disasters have a way of happening when you least expect them. Through Zimbabwe's darkest hours, Stone Hills has become a world in itself, a place where you might share your shower with an owl or your bed with a baby squirrel. Take a fresh look at the hospitality game with a couple whose crocodiles are named after unpopular guests. And follow the barefoot young David and his playmate, the warthog Poombi, as she relinquishes her place on the sofa to return to the wild - much to her indignation. Engaging and delightfully readable, this is a testament to one family's passion for Africa's wildlife and their conviction that nothing can change the essential nature of the land and its people. All the Way Home is the exhilarating and intensely moving story of a fiercely protected piece of Africa in the heart of the majestic Matobo Hills.
- Electronic book text
- 01 Oct 2012
- Penguin Books (SA) (Pty) Ltd
- The Penguin Group (SA) (Pty) Ltd
- South Africa
About Bookey Peek
After an idyllic childhood in the Bvumba Mountains and ten years travelling the world, Bookey Peek became a lawyer, a profession she was only too happy to leave for a life in the bush. Like her husband, Richard, she is a professional safari guide, and was the winner of the prestigious Africa Geographic Travel Writer of the Year Award in 2003. Richard Peek was born in Zimbabwe and raised on a farm in Mashonaland. After obtaining a degree in zoology, he spent fourteen years in the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Management as a game ranger and then as an ecologist. He later became curator of mammals at the National Museum of Natural History. The winner of two Agfa photographic awards, Richard's work has been published in magazines, calendars, travel brochures and books, including the Handbook of Birds of the World.