A Falling Star Author:Betty Leslie-Melville OUT OF AFRICA-AD STRAIGHT TO THE HEART — Jock and Betty Leslie-Melville were adventurers in love and life, world-famous animal preservationists who made their every dream come true. From the moment they met in Kenya in 1963, love blazed between the dashing grandson of a British earl and the poor girl from from Baltimore. Together, they began th... more »eir lives anew.
A FALLING STAR sweeps from Africa to Europe to New York, celebrating the magic of a charmed life: funny, poignant anecdotes of the safaris the Leslie-Melvilles led, the books they wrote, their stateside lectures, and the endangered Rothschild giraffes they saved fro extinction. Their mansion outside Nairobi became a magnet for giraffes -- and sheikhs, celebrities, movie stars and tycoons; a guest list that included Walter Cronkite, Richard Chamberlain, Jack Paar and Marlon Brando. Then suddenly, unthinkable, Jock died...leaving Betty to grieve, remember and go on. A FALLING STAR is her tribute to their perfect love and those unforgettable years...bright as the star they once wished on together, shining in the African skies.« less