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This beautiful book was the brainchild of Lynne Chitty who continues to work tirelessly on the project. She was  joined by wildlife artist Gary Hodges and conservationist / photographer Dave Currey to help compile and oversee the book production and publicity. The book was designed by Paul Whymant-Morris, who has over 30 years experience of working with top agencies, big name pop stars and numerous books, all designed with care and attention to detail. The book was printed in the UK by Emmerson Press who have supported wildlife charities for over three decades. They generously donated their printing costs, saving this project at least £8,000.


"The words and images in this fascinating book will transport us all into a world where kindness

and beauty can embrace us all – if we open our eyes and our hearts." 

Dame Virginia McKenna DBE,  Co-Founder, Born Free Foundation

"My favourite animals to watch are sloths and sifakas. Who could fail to love a three toed sloth with its Lone Ranger mask, Harpo Marx grin and under active metabolism, and the sight of sifakas bounding and leaping sideways never ceases to make me slowly sink to the ground in silent merriment" 

Dame Maureen Lipman DBE, Actor

The art of Martin Aveling

Martin Aveling double page spread

The love of elephants Sangita Iyer

Sangita Iyer double page spread

The art of Chris Rose

Chris Rose double page spread

Guy Combes African wildlife

Guy Combes double page spread

Among the treasure trove of contributors are Dame Maureen Lipman, Jonathan and Angela Scott and Pam Ayres MBE. For a full list of contributors please click here.

The timeless Dame Virginia McKenna DBE  has written the beautifully composed foreword and also has the last word in the book, with a recently written poignant poem.  You can also watch her talking about Legacy of Love with her son Will Travers OBE on the Home page.


  • ​​Large format hardback 350mm x 245 mm

  • 328 pages in the First edition

  • 350 pages, personalised name & gold edges in Limited Edition

  • Forest Stewardship Council certified paper

  • Printed in the UK to reduce carbon emissions

  • Printed by Emmerson Press donating print costs of at least £8,000

  • All profits to animal charities featured in the book

  • All contributors gave their time freely

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Jonathan and Angela Scott art and photography

Jonathan & Angela Scott double page spread

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Derek Robertson double page spread

Karen Laurence Rowe art

Karen Laurence Rowe double page spread

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Rula Lenska double page spread

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