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Sunday, October 16, 2016


Jacana has published Jonathan Scott’s autobiography.

In The Big Cat Man: An Autobiography, BBC's Big Cat Diary presenter Jonathan Scott reveals the fascinating – sometimes painful – story of his journey of becoming one of the world's most respected wildlife presenters, writers and photographers. He published the book concurrently with Sacred Nature.

Jonathan Scott will be on a South African author tour from October 21 to 29 to promote both The Big Cat Man and Sacred Nature.

From a childhood spent on the family farm in Berkshire to travelling 6,000 miles overland in Africa and starting a career as a wildlife artist and safari guide, Scott’s tale is that of a lifelong love affair with the natural world. And a fervent desire to see it nurtured and preserved.

Beautifully illustrated with drawings and photographs by Scott and his wife Angie – herself an acclaimed wildlife photographer – this new autobiography is not only a gripping read but a thought-provoking one. It raises uncomfortable questions about the future of wildlife on a continent where the needs of the people sometimes can seem overwhelming. It will bring hope to those who have struggled with their own demons. But most of all, it is an inspiration to those determined to follow their dream, whatever it may be.