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Wildflower The Extraordinary Life and Mysterious Murder of Joan Root by Mark Seal
  

Wildflower The Extraordinary Life and Mysterious Murder of Joan Root

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Wildflower The Extraordinary Life and Mysterious Murder of Joan Root by Mark Seal

A compelling story of African adventure, romance and intrigue, perfect for readers of bestselling true crime such as WHITE MISCHIEF and MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL.WILDFLOWER is the gripping life story of the naturalist, filmmaker and lifelong conservationist Joan Root. From her passion for animals and her hard-fought crusade to save Kenya's beautiful Lake Naivasha, to her storybook love affair, Root's life was one of a remarkable modern-day heroine. After 20 years of spectacular, unparalleled wildlife filmmaking together, Joan and Alan Root divorced and a fascinating woman found her own voice. Renowned journalist Mark Seal has written a breathtaking portrait of a strong woman discovering herself and fighting for her beliefs before her mysterious and brutal murder in Kenya.With a cast as wild, wondrous and unpredictable as Africa itself, WILDFLOWER is a real-life adventure tale set in the world's disappearing wilderness. Rife with personal revelation, intrigue, corruption and murder, readers will remember Joan Root's extraordinary journey long after they turn the last page of this compelling book.

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A real crime book that is also a splendid biography, this is a poignant and gripping tale. * CATHOLIC HERALD *


About the Author

Mark Seal has been a journalist for 34 years. Currently a contributing editor at VANITY FAIR, he has written for a long list of major magazines and served as a collaborator on almost 20 non fiction books. He lives in Aspen, Colorado.

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Book Info

Publication date

21st April 2010

Author

Mark Seal

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Publisher

Weidenfeld & Nicolson an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
272 pages

Categories

Biography: general
Conservation of wildlife & habitats
Wildlife: general interest
Documentary films
Individual film directors, film-makers

ISBN

9780753828809

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