Each Tuesday, Vicki, from I’d Rather Be At The Beach hosts First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros where readers post the opening paragraph(s) of a book that they are reading or plan to read.
An Elephant in My Kitchen; Francoise Malby-Anthony
Sidgwick & Jackson - 2019
The only walls between humans and elephants are the ones we put up ourselves.
Violent weather always unsettled our elephants, and the predicted gale-force winds meant there was a danger of trees blowing over and causing breaches in Thula's perimeter fence. The cyclone has threatened for days, and while we desperately needed water after a scorching summer, we definitely didn't need a tropical storm. We were worried about the herd, but my husband Lawrence and I were confident that, somewhere in the vast expanse of our game reserve, they had been led to safety by their new matriarch, and my namesake, Frankie.
We hadn't seen them near the house in a while and I missed them.
I've long loved these gentle creatures and thought this might be a great read for non fiction November.
What do you think?