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michael-callender-the-author-pic2.pngMichael Callender - The Author

Michael Callender has written two books: "Roaming with a rifle - big game hunting adventures in Africa and other faraway places" published by Trophy Room Books, Agoura,California in 2000. Limited to a 1000 signed editions, the book is produced in hard back form with colour covers and is available for purchase in Johannesburg (refer order page).

His second work"Leopard on a razor wire" was initially published in the UK in 2011 and in South Africa the same year. The book is the author's roller coaster life of adventure which takes the reader through a vivid litany of red blooded antics from being imprisoned as a poacher in Mugabe's wracked Zimbabwe, to nearly losing his life through a buffalo goring, drowning in rivers in racing canoes, shooting up poachers'camps in the jungles of the Congo, and surviving in the lawless mining town of Johannesburg. This is a riveting read as summed by 'The South African': "It can be argued that there is something distinctly 'Hemingway' in Callender's writing with the theme of death permeating much of this book.....".

The "Sporting rifle"( The leading field sports magazine in the UK) had this to say:"Michael Callender is an African hand of the old order and ranks alongside Selous, Bell, and Hunter as one who can wield both rifle and pen. His fresh and approaching narrative is entertaining and informative, easily taking the reader along with the author on a lifetime of safari".