Tristan Voorspuy’s Kenya
Baptism with Fire
A Country Lad
An Officer and a Gentleman
Sussex to Cape Town
No Going Back
An African Romance
A Parting of the Ways
Building a Life in Kenya
Stories from the Sky
Of Lion and Buffalo
Life on Safari
A Nice Place to Live
Of Elephants and Men
At the Top of His Game
Trouble in Paradise
The Last Ride
The Tristan Voorspuy Conservation Trust
'Tristan Voorspuy was one of a kind. A charismatic, towering figure, he cut a swathe through society, the British Army and, above all, East Africa...'
Adrian Dangar was a personal friend of Tristan Voorspuy having first met in Devon 30 years ago, and with his help later established Wild and Exotic, a travel company specialising in riding safaris and tailor-made journeys around the world. He has travelled extensively throughout Africa, South America and Asia on numerous writing and travel assignments, and is a regular contributor to Country Life, The Field Magazine and Horse & Hound. His first book, True to the Line (9781846892448), was published by Quiller in 2017. Adrian lives in rural North Yorkshire with his wife and family and enjoys fieldsports, travel and the countryside.
'Voorspuy’s story has been beautifully written by Adrian Dangar.’
*Marcus Armytage, The Daily Telegraph*
‘A gripping story, funny, inspiring and sad.’
*Charles Moore, The Spectator*
'From his epic motorbike ride from Cairo to Cape Town, to extraordinary wildlife encounters and many death-defying light aircraft near misses, Life On The Edge documents how Tristan was determined to live life to the full. It is also the story of compassion, conservation and, ultimately, tragedy.'
*Horse & Hound*
'Apologies for the cliché but this was my ‘most anticipated book of the summer.’ Quiller books never disappoint and this was no exception. This is an awe inspiring, amusing and ultimately heart rendering biography, written by Adrian Dangar, friend and colleague of Tristan Voorspuy. Anyone who has experienced a riding safari, or who plans one in the future will devour this book. It is a bold, colourful tribute to Voorspuy, the man, the adventures and the surroundings, most definitely a life lived to the full.'
'...a powerful memorial to a great man that the World has to its great misfortune lost forever.'
*Baily's Hunting Directory*
'This book... is beautifully written and a most fitting tribute to a life well-lived, a life which left much that is both positive and enduring.'
'Sometimes a life richly lived can be more enthralling than fiction. The true tale of African adventurer Tristan Voorspuy fits the bill... This book, rich with detail and beautiful photographs, is a fitting tribute.'
*Western Morning News*
'Life on the Edge is the story of someone who "pranced" where the rest are destined to "plod"... Danger runs fast through Mr Dangar's book. One of Tristan's nine lives disappears in the wreckage of a terrifying gyrocopter incident and his penultimate one is lost as he's shunted along the ground by a hippo after being knocked from his horse. However, this is the story of a man in full. Its strength as a biography lies in its honesty; as well as bravery and endeavour, there are marital infidelity, flashes of arrogance and moments of snobbishness. Tristan met his death at the sharp end of an AK-47 during Kenyan socio-political unrest. It's hard, in some ways, to understand why he rode out to a lodge occupied by armed poachers, but most of us lack the sort of passion that Mr Dangar portrays so brilliantly — a passion, in Tristan's case, for a magical landscape and all the wild creatures that live there.'
'When Tristan Voorspuy was murdered trying to protect his property in Kenya in March 2017, it sent shockwaves around the world...using his diaries and the testament of family and friends, Voorspuy's story: Life on the Edge; has been beautifully written by Adrian Dangar.'
'This tribute to him, by Adrian Dangar, his friend for 30 years, is a wonderful testament to a life lived with passion and enthusiasm. It affords the reader the opportunity to get to know the man so many called a friend, and pays fitting to a charismatic conservationist, who won a troop of friends... Voorspuy's life reads like a book. And a book you want to read. How fortunate that Dangar has made it such an eloquent one.'
'One of the questions I asked myself having read this book was: "What sort of life does someone need to live to merit a biography?" And does dying a tragic death somehow make the subject that much more worthy of one? Well I now have no hesitation in saying that, with or without such a violent end, Tristan's lives and passions indeed to deserve such a biography, and Adrian Dangar has written a very good one indeed.'
'In this account (...), full of hair-raising escapades, Tristan strides across the page as a swaggering, fearless but compassionate man who took Africa to his heart and inspired everyone he met to share his enthusiasm for its wild beauty and the need to conserve it.'