By Fred Duckworth
This unique story sweeps through thirty years, from his earliest youthful experience of living and hunting in India during WWII to the last days of the Empire of the Lion of Judah in Ethiopia. We travel to the Terai jungles on the Indo-Nepalese border and the high Himalayas of the Northwest Frontier Province in the last years of the British Raj in pre-independence, pre-partition India. Returning to Kenya and Tanganyika, bent on a professional hunting career, Fred Duckworth’s travels take us to Malawi. We join him, as the Provincial Game Warden, on the hunts for the two notorious man-eating lions of Kasupe and Mandimba, when the hunters become the hunted.
As the Wildlife & National Parks advisor to the government of the last Emporer of Ethiopia, we are given an insight into the little known truths of Ethiopian wildlife conservation in that bewilderingly beautiful country and its often misunderstood, fractious, fiercely independent people.
There is much more, of tiger and markhor, of elephant and crocodile. With the beautifull illustrations by Elise van der Heijden, the production of this book is unlike any other.
Binding and pages: Hardbound with a dustjacket; 244 pages; colour photographs; fine copy