By Carolyn Press-McKenzie
This captivating, hot, and touching memoir from inspirational animal whisperer Carolyn Press-McKenzie is written in a mode equivalent to a modern day James Herriot. Heart-warming, humorous, and relocating, this is often the inspirational tale of 1 woman's paintings with animals, first education them for film-work, after which constructing a sanctuary for deserted animals and rescuing them. Carolyn Press-McKenzie runs a firm known as HUHA "Helping You support Animals," in addition to animal sanctuaries, and she or he has plenty of hot, humorous, and unhappy tales to inform.
This memoir tells her tale, and is interwoven with heart-warming tales of animals she has rescued, expert, and enjoyed. She writes with a beautiful mild humorousness and completely pitched comedian timing. It's a captivating mixture of one woman's force to persist with her ardour, besides nice animal tales either chuffed and sad—but which are finally happy-ever-after tales.
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Animal Magic: My Journey to Save Thousands of Animals by Carolyn Press-McKenzie