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A Lion Called Christian

A Lion Called Christian

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Published by Transworld in London .
Written in English


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The enchanting true story of London"s coolest cat.In 2008, YouTube.com featured an extraordinary two-minute film clip that became an overnight phenomenon. It shows the remarkable, highly moving reunion of two men and their pet lion, Christian, after they had left him in Africa with Born Free’s George Adamson, who would introduce him into his rightful home in the wild.A Lion Called Christian tells the backstory, of how John Rendall and Anthony ‘Ace’ Bourke, visitors to London from Australia in 1969, bought a boisterous lion cub in Harrods for 250 guineas. For a while, the three of them lived together as flatmates in a furniture shop in the King’s Road, Chelsea, where Christian quickly became a local celebrity.But the lion cub was growing up, fast, and even the walled church garden in which he exercised wouldn’t be big enough for him for much longer.How could John and Ace avoid having to incarcerate him in a zoo for the rest of his life?It was thanks to Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers, stars of Born Free, who dropped into the shop, that Christian was subsequently flown to Kenya and placed under the expert care of Adamson. After settling Christian in, Ace and John did not return to Kenya to see Christian for a full year. Thanks to the internet age, their very special and touching reunion is again being enjoyed by millions.A Lion Called Christian is the full story behind the amazing clip. Originally published in 1971, it has now been fully revised and updated by the authors, with stunning photographs of Christian from cuddly cub in Chelsea to magnificent lion in Africa. It is a unique and extraordinary story of its time, and is destined to become one of the great classics of animal literature.

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Open LibraryOL24295849M
ISBN 109781407039947, 9781407039930

  Rendall also wrote a book called “A Lion Called Christian,” but that’s not cited here. After that initial clumsy segment is over, “Christian the Lion” finds its traction and is presented as a real-time, real-life adventure. Travers and McKenna invited Christian and his owners to live with them while arrangements are made to transport. A Lion Called Christian is a wonderful, almost serendipitous true story of how two friends from Australia purchased a lion cub from Harrod's Department Store in London in , and about a year later were able to return him to the wild in Africa. Christian seemed like the most gentle, even-tempered lion one could ever hope to encounter.

  A Lion Called Christian tells the remarkable story of how Anthony “Ace” Bourke and John Rendall, visitors to London from Australia in , bought the boisterous lion cub in the pet department of Harrods. For several months, the three of them shared a flat above a furniture shop on Londons Kings Road, where the charismatic and intelligent 5/5(1).   An Amazing Love Story: Christian the Lion I had to make this post, because this story is incredible. I've been a big fan of the wonderful movie "Born Free" since I was a child, so I'm surprised I.

Get this from a library! A lion called Christian. [Anthony Bourke; John Rendall] -- "In , 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. Interesting book about the story of Christian the lion, who was purchased at Harrods (!) in London and eventually successfully introduced to wildlife and nature in Africa. It's a quick and easy read, with amusing stories about raising a lion in a busy city /5(20).


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Welcome to A Lion Called Christian In Ace Bourke and John Rendall were two young Australian travellers who had just arrived in London when they bought a lion cub from Harrods department store. It was an impractical “impulse” buy, but while he was a cub they felt they could look after him as well as anyone, and do their best to secure.

In Ace Bourke and John Rendall published A Lion Called Christian, the story of a lion from London who returned to Africa. The book was published in six countries and four languages.

A year after Christian’s return to Africa Ace and John returned to see him and their unforgettable reunion with a now much bigger lion has, forty years later, been viewed on YouTube and the. "A Lion Called Christian" relates how Anthony 'Ace' Bourke and John Rendall visited London from Australia in and bought a boisterous lion cub in Harrods.

For a while, the three of them lived together as flatmates on the King's Road, Chelsea, A Lion Called Christian book Christian became a local celebrity.5/5(11).

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The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Hardcover format.4/5. A Lion Called Christian Septem August 5, by atozmom, posted in Book Reviews My girls picked up this book on tape entitled A Lion Called Christian by Anthony Bourke and John Rendall from the library.

About A Lion Called Christian. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A stirring tale of a rare bond formed between humans and an animal.”—Time Two men. One baby lion.

What could go wrong. A Lion Called Christian tells the remarkable story of how Anthony “Ace” Bourke and John Rendall, visitors to London from Australia inbought a boisterous lion cub in the pet department of. A Lion Called Christian tells the remarkable story of how Anthony “Ace” Bourke and John Rendall, visitors to London from Australia inbought the boisterous lion cub in the pet department of several months, the three of them shared a flat above a furniture shop on London’s King’s Road, where the charismatic and intelligent Christian quickly became a local celebrity.

A Lion Called Christian tells the remarkable story of how Anthony “Ace” Bourke and John Rendall, visitors to London from Australia inbought a boisterous lion cub in the pet department of Harrods. For several months, the three of them shared a flat above a furniture shop on London’s King’s Road, where the charismatic and /5(10).

The heart of A Lion Called Christian, which first was published in (and has since been updated due to the appearance of the widely viewed reunion footage on YouTube), highlights the remarkable, enduring bond between the authors and their regal pet.

Written in a simple, straightforward style, this book is not great literature, but is a. The clips, originally posted on YouTube inreceived millions of views and put the two men in the spotlight. They decided to update and republish their book, A Lion Called Christian, that detailed their experience.

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For several months, the three of them shared a flat above a furniture shop on London’s King’s Road, where the charismatic and /5(). Originally published inand now fully revised and updated with more than 50 photographs of Christian from cuddly cub in London to magnificent lion in Africa, A Lion Called Christian is a touching and uplifting true story of an indelible human-animal bond.

It is is destined to become one of the great classics of animal literature. Buy a cheap copy of A Lion Called Christian book by Anthony Bourke. Book Description In an extraordinary two-minute film clip appeared on YouTube and immediately became an international phenomenon. It captures the moving Free shipping over $Cited by: 1.

Christian’s life in London was subsequently the subject of the Television documentary The Lion at World’s End and of a book written by Ace and John, A Lion Called Christian, which told the story of Christian’s successful rehabilitation back into the wild by George Adamson.

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A LION CALLED CHRISTIAN by Anthony & John Rendall Bourke | Kirkus Reviews/A Lion Called Christian. Plot. Showing all 1 items Jump to: Summaries (1) Summaries. The true story of John Rendall and Anthony "Ace" Bourke who bought a lion cub called Christian from Harrods department store incared for him until he was a year old, then helped reintroduce him back into the African wild.Do you fear life's uncertainties?

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