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A Lion Called Christian By Anthony Bourke

A Lion Called Christian by Anthony Bourke

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Summary



Anthony 'Ace' Bourke and John Rendall visited London from Australia in 1969 and bought a boisterous lion cub in Harrods. Ace and John did not return to see their lion for a year.

A Lion Called Christian tells their touching story, accompanied by stunning photographs.

A Lion Called Christian Summary

A Lion Called Christian by Anthony Bourke

In 2008, a YouTube clip became an internet phenomenon. It showed the emotional reunion of two young men and their pet lion, Christian, after they had left him in Africa to be introduced into his rightful home in the wild.

Anthony 'Ace' Bourke and John Rendall visited London from Australia in 1969 and bought a boisterous lion cub in Harrods. But Christian soon grew from cuddly cub to King of the Kings Road in London, and the only way to avoid him being incarcerated in a zoo was to place him under the expert care of George Adamson in Kenya. Ace and John did not return to see their lion for a year.

A Lion Called Christian tells their touching story, accompanied by stunning photographs. It's a unique and extraordinary tale of its time that resonates again today with a worldwide audience, thanks to the internet age, and is destined to become one of the great classics of animal literature.

A Lion Called Christian Reviews

This fascinating story has a wonderful ending * Daily Mail *
An unabashedly stirring tale of a rare bond formed between humans and an animal ... To read this book is to feel ... that Christian never left * Time *
Both immensely charming and intensely moving * Good Book Guide *

About Anthony Bourke

Ace Bourke lives in Sydney and is one of Australia's leading art curators, a pioneer in the field of Aboriginal art and a colonial art specialist.

John Rendall is a sixth-generation Australian, currently dividing his time between London and Sydney. John continues his commitment to the George Adamson Trust and the Born Free Foundation.

Additional information

GOR002023587
9780553820607
0553820605
A Lion Called Christian by Anthony Bourke
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Transworld Publishers Ltd
2010-03-18
240
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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