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Ed Lemke Reviews Ivory, Apes and Peacocks by Alan Root

Ivory, Apes and PeacocksVerdict: carrot

There are those who follow and those that copy. But then you get those who lead with innovation and who prove to the world that the impossible is possible. That is in a nutshell Alan Root – film-maker extraordinaire.

Root came to Africa (Kenya) as a young boy with his family after World War II and was rather unhappy to do so, because he had just memorised all Britain’s birds – and now he would have to learn a whole new set of species.

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