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The Marsh Lions - the story of an African Pride

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The Marsh Lions - the story of an African Pride

Post  Laikipia on Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:39 am

The Marsh Lions
The Story of an African Pride

By Brian Jackman, Jonathan Scott and Angela Scott
Paperback, 224 pages

24pp colour photos & 1 map
Published: February 2012
ISBN: 9781841624280
Format: 197mm x 129mm
Status: Available

A bestseller when first published in 1982, The Marsh Lions portrays a vivid picture of life and death on the African savannah through the story of a pride of lions in Kenya's world-famous Masai Mara game reserve. The story is essentially a true one. All the central characters are real, and most of the incidents described actually happened.
For five years, Brian Jackman and Jonathan Scott followed the Marsh pride and their progeny, painstakingly recording the daily drama of life and death on the African plains. In time they came to regard them as old and familiar friends and real individuals - the big resident males, Scar, Brando and Mkubwa and three lionesses known as the Marsh sisters. Their lives, together with the leopards and cheetahs that shared their wild paradise, offer a unique insight into the unforgiving world of these magnificent carnivores.
The Marsh Lions were the most successful group to be filmed for Big Cat Diary, the BBC's hugely successful TV series. With Jonathan Scott as co-presenter, The Big Cat Diary camera teams allowed millions of viewers to observe the ongoing saga of the Marsh pride at a time when lions are fast disappearing all over Africa. The Marsh Lions is a powerful reminder of what the world stands to lose if the big cats were to vanish forever and highlights the need to cherish the Mara as one of the most beautiful of the earth's wild places. This edition of the book includes a new chapter bringing the story up to date with the pride as it is now, alongside photos of the new lions.
The book is illustrated with photographs and drawings by Jonathan and Angela Scott.

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Re: The Marsh Lions - the story of an African Pride

Post  Doogs on Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:23 pm

Now that sounds a good read - Thanks Lai Pai Very Happy

I presume it's pretty much up to date with the MP comings and goings if it's published February 2012 :)

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Re: The Marsh Lions - the story of an African Pride

Post  Laikipia on Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:36 pm

It has an Epilogue written in 2011 that does an update but its a good read of the early days before all the main characters we know now. I really felt I was there reading it and enjoyed it a lot.

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Re: The Marsh Lions - the story of an African Pride

Post  Doogs on Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:52 pm

Fantastic

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Post  whitestarling on Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:02 pm

Where did you buy it from Lai, sounss a really good read
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Post  Laikipia on Sat Mar 31, 2012 4:36 pm


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Re: The Marsh Lions - the story of an African Pride

Post  Doogs on Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:04 pm

Thanks for the link Lai cheers

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Post  whitestarling on Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:27 pm

Thanks Lai, just had a look, and I think I'll be ordering it
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Post  Laikipia on Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:49 pm

WS - it's a good read

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