'A captivating and absorbing account that reveals how the people and the land of Madagascar captured her heart.'
Sir David Attenborough
'Without a doubt one of the very best books about conservation. I was truly absorbed from start to finish.'
Jane Goodall, UN Messenger of Peace
'[An] enchanting book… a poignant and passionate record of a life well lived.'
'The brutal honesty exhibited in her personal diaries and letters include both the successes and struggles of undertaking conservation in a developing country....vivid and beautifully written. So much so that it brought me to tears more than once, from both sadness and laughter.'
Progress in Development Studies
‘We thank you, Alison Jolly, for these diaries and insights into Madagascar conservation and for your impassioned commitment to Madagascar, an example for the whole world.’
Quarterly Journal of Biology
'Alison Jolly is a great story-teller...this tale is history at its best.'
Patricia Wright, Primatologist and author of For the Love of Lemurs
‘Alison Jolly’s amazing eyewitness account takes us from the halls of the World Bank to the huts of forest villagers. I recommend it especially to the Malagasy friends and colleagues who struggle for sustainability for our country.’
Leon Rajaobelina, Conservation International