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He was born in Johannesburg as Malcolm Lyall-Watson. On the first of these trips — to Egypt — a diner in a restaurant offered Watsoncamels for the hand of his eldest niece, Katherine. At 23, he was a Director of the Johannesburg Zoo which I didn’t realise supernaature I was visiting the place.
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A radical thinker operating at the margins of accepted science, Watson was an apparent polymath who might have sprung fully-formed from a Victorian adventure by Jules Verne or H Rider Haggard. Lyall Watson began writing his first book, Omnivore during the early s while under the supervision of Desmond Morris, and wrote more than 21 others. But even the most tenacious cynics lyal, difficulty in denying the thrust of his last book, Lyall Whole Hog Supernature, his most successful book, dealt lyall watson supernature mysterious and inexplicable natural phenomena.
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Really interesting book, thoroughly enjoyed it! Watson followed Supernature with a book about the nature of death, the afterlife and the supernatural, The Romeo Errorand this, too, became a bestseller.
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Looking for More Great Reads? Malcolm Lyall-Watson was born on April 12 in Johannesburg, the eldest of three brothers.
Watson joined BBC TV as producer and reporter on Tomorrow’s World, and also founded and directed zoos in South Africa, operated a safari company in Kenya and began a lyall watson supernature national park in the Seychelles.
I rarely if ever re-read a book but I just might go back for a refresher. Although he had no children, he indulged his five nieces on their 18th birthdays by taking them anywhere in the world they wanted to go.
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