Profile: Valerie Pixley

About This Author

Valerie Pixley was born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa and grew up in Namibia and Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). She is married to Old Etonian O'D Pixley and for the last 18 years has lived in the Nhamacoa Forest in Mozambique which the Pixleys protect and where they grow Indigenous trees in their own personally funded reforestation project. She is passionate about saving wildlife and is the founder of Trees4Moz, an indigenous tree 'adoption' project that aims to help expand her reforestation efforts. She enjoys painting, Portuguese fado music and has a large collection of contemporary carvings by the young Mozambican sculptor, Julinho Vasco.

This Author's Books

Monkeys in My Garden is a true-life adventure story of Valerie and her husband O’D’s life in the Nhamacoa Forest. From an idyllic life in the Algarve that was destroyed by an enormous fire, to a ruin of a house in Mozambique with grass for a roof and no d....
ISBN: 9781785103124
Published: 18 November 2014