A LIFETIME WITH LIONS by George Adamson

A LIFETIME WITH LIONS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The husband of Joy (Born Free) Adamson establishes a claim to lions in an autobiographical spread through his years of game hunting and preservation in Africa--as well as work with the famous Elsa and her progeny. Mr. Adamson, although often forced to kill animals, is of one mind with his wife on the necessity for protecting the magnificent creatures roaming the Northern Province of Kenya where he spent twenty-three years as game warden. There are, unfortunately for animal lovers, a bag full of animal kills related, and George's pulse beat does not reach quite the tempo of Joy's at the sight of wildlife rampant. But African anecdotes, diverting and entertaining, there are aplenty. Our favorite concerns a group of elephants who carefully and fastidiously piled leaves and sticks on an unconscious old woman--presumably an act of landscape beautification. Mr. Adamson is most entertaining when describing his training of the Born Free film lions. Not primarily a writer, Mr. A. however, has led a busy life. The lion's pride--and Joy.

Pub Date: July 26th, 1968
Publisher: Doubleday