This month you could win one of two copies of a really fascinating book, in which HRH Princess Michael writes about her experiences in Mozambique, as a young woman, bringing up an orphaned cheetah cub. This is a story not only about the relationship between Princess Michael and Tess, the young cheetah, but also about Africa, its magnificent wildlife, unique wonders and the remarkable pull the continent exerts over all who visit.
“What makes this book stand out is the princess’s very personal account of her own young life, re-connecting with an estranged father and meeting a loving step-mother, and adopting this small lost animal which she nurtured until the time to release it back into the wild. It is a window into her own world, as much as a really comprehensive study of cheetahs. Beautifully written and vividly recalled, this story is immensely touching and illuminating: her descriptions of Africa are fresh and painterly. I loved it.”
Joanna Lumley – Actress, author and activist
Among the many charities she supports, Princess Michael is currently Royal Patron of the Endangered Species Centre in South Africa (predominantly cheetahs) and also of the Cheetah Conservation Fund in Namibia.
To buy A Cheetah’s Tale, go to the Bradt website.
Find out more about the launch event at the Royal Geographical Society on 17th October, where Princess Michael will be speaking and signing books, and buy tickets here. The literary festivals at which she’s giving a talk are Henley on 6th October and Cheltenham on 9th October.
How to enter the competition to win a signed copy of A Cheetah’s Tale
Please add a comment below or join the forum thread, telling us about your favourite wildlife experience when travelling. The competition closes on 30th October 2017 and we will select two winners in early November.