The Lion Children (Audio)

The Lion Children (Audio)

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Emily (16 yrs), Travers (10), Angus (9), Maisie (7) and Oakley (1) lived in an idyllic 300 year old cottage in the Cotswolds. They attended the local school, watched telly and did all the things English middle class children (and babies) do. Then in 1995 their mother, a biologist, seized the opportunity to study lions in Botswana and in the space of three months changed the family's lives for ever. Within 24 hours of landing in Gaborone they were travelling to their new home at Maun in the Okavango Delta, one of the most beautiful wildernesses on earth. Just weeks after arriving the children had made home in an old mission house full of stray dogs, attended by Johnny the gardener who every week got drunk on Saturday, fired on Sunday, and reinstated on Monday. Then there were the little things to attend to like getting fresh water, buying food, digging a toilet and finding out what creepy crawlies would kill you and which would not. Their classroom was an open hut and their back garden the Okavango Delta. Their free days were spent in a Land Rover tracking prides of Lions across hundreds of miles of bush. The Lion Children is an extraordinary life enhancing story about the joy of childhood and living in an environment as different as it can be. But above all it is about the lions who we get to know through the eyes of the children themselves. Through Jane Goodall we came to love the land and chimpanzees of Gombe Stream on Lake Tanganyika, so through Travers (now 16), Angus (now 14) and Maisie (now 12) we will come to know and love the country and the lions of the Okavango. This story will capture the public's heart & imagination. It will be illustrated with the children's own drawings and photographs taken over the last five years.show more

Product details

  • Audio tape
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752846744
  • 9780752846743

About Angus McNeice

The children's Father is Ian McNeice the TV and film actor. He has appeared in major Hollywood films including Ace Ventural When Nature Calls, A life Less Ordinary and Funny Bones and many TV series including Londitude, Dune, David Copperfeild and Hornblower. Their mother Kate is an ex actress who is now one of the world's leading researchers in lion behaviour. The children's Father is Ian McNeice the TV and film actor. He has appeared in major Hollywood films including Ace Ventural When Nature Calls, A life Less Ordinary and Funny Bones and many TV series including Londitude, Dune, David Copperfeild and Hornblower. Their mother Kate is an ex actress who is now one of the world's leadshow more