Life on the Edge


Once described by the actress, Joanna Lumley, as ‘the man with no fear’, Tristan Voorspuy spent his whole life living up to the legend. Early stints in Northern Ireland and Germany with the Blues and Royals were followed by an epic motorbike ride from Cairo to Cape Town, which led on to an extraordinary life surrounded by wildlife in Kenya. Life on the Edge is a story of compassion, conservation and, ultimately, tragedy. In the last two decades of his life, Voorspuy transformed the overgrazed and drought-blighted Sosian ranch in Northern Kenya into a celebrated game reserve, acclaimed tourist destination and successful cattle ranch. True to form, it was whilst defending this property that an unarmed Tristan was gunned down and killed, a murder that sent shockwaves around the world.

“A gripping story, funny, inspiring and sad” – The Spectator

“Beautifully written” – The Daily Telegraph

“Captivating” – Country Life

“A wonderful testament to a life lived with passion and enthusiasm” – The Field Magazine

“A true picture of a remarkable, complex man” – Lucinda Green MBE

“An awe inspiring, amusing and ultimately heart-rending biography” – Haynet

Additional information

Weight 0.6 kg
Dimensions 27 x 27 x 4.5 cm