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    A Lion Called Christian

    ISBN: 9780553820607
    Format: Paperback
    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. This title tells their story, accompanied by photographs.
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    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.
    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.
    Products specifications
    ISBN13 9780553820607
    Contributor Bourke, Anthony
    Contributor Rendall, John
    Language English
    Format Paperback
    Imprint Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group)
    Publisher Transworld Publishers Ltd
    Publication Date 2009-07-25
    Short Description A Lion Called Christian Bourke, Anthony; Rendall, John 9780553820607
    Author Biography 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.
    Review "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