As a child, I was fascinated by elephants and loved to hear stories of how they live in families, communicate and even appear to pass knowledge from one generation to the next. So, not surprisingly, I am a committed fan of Cynthia Moss. I absolutely loved Elephant Memories: Thirteen Years in the Life of an Elephant Family which I have returned to several times over the years. It is a really terrific insight into the lives of a family of elephants – sometimes joyful, sometimes sad, always moving and beautifully told. If, like me, you’re fan of this noble beast, then be sure to find time for Ms Moss.