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Lisa Mendes is a freelance writer and editor based in east Kent. Mainly focused on non-fiction, she has written and edited ‘A Life with Animals’ on behalf of the The Aspinall Foundation, as well as the second edition of Harold Wigglesworth’s calssic reference book, ‘The Astrology of Towns & Cities.’
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
A Kent-based writer and editor, Lisa Mendes grew up in South Africa where she developed a love of nature and an interest in conservation.
ATrained as a journalist at Rhodes University, she forged a successful career as a television and archive researcher in South Africa broadcasting industry, working on several high profile current affairs and news-based programmes for SABC, as well as a handful of award-winning documentaries and educational programmes. Her career took a more print-oriented path when she moved to the UK in 2001. Since then, she has become more involved in writing and publishing, working for a well-known newspaper group as a researcher and later, as a copywriter, for a PR firm, before going freelance in 2011.
Prior to this book, Lisa edited a non-fiction reference publication for the Urania Trust. In between freelancing for private clients and London publishing houses, she is working on her own non-fiction book, which she hopes to publish in the bear future.
You can find out more about her at: www.lisamendes.co.uk
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A photographic celebration of The Aspinall Foundation and family.
It all began with a handful of exotic animals and a win at the races, the rest is history - three decades of it in fact! This delightful book, published to commemorate The Aspinall Foundation's 30th Anniversary, takes the reader on a memorable pictorial journey through the charity's archives, including some race glimpses into the Aspinall family photo album. On almost every page, the love and respect for animals is almost palpable. A Life With Animals is a truly unforgettable and inspiring story of a unique family and remarkable wildlife charity.
ALL PROCEEDS GO DIRECTLY TO THE ASPINALL FOUNDATION.
Find out more at: http://www.aspinallfoundation.org/conservation#30-years-of-taf and http://www.aspinallfoundation.org/conservation#back-to-the-wild