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A Lion Called Christian - The True Story of the Remarkable Bond Between Two Friends and a Lion-logo

A Lion Called Christian - The True Story of the Remarkable Bond Between Two Friends and a Lion

Anthony Bourke

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In 2008 an extraordinary two-minute film clip appeared on YouTube and immediately became an international phenomenon. It captures the moving reunion of two young men and their pet lion Christian, after they had left him in Africa with Born Free's George Adamson to introduce him into his rightful home in the wild. A Lion Called Christian tells the remarkable story of how Anthony "Ace" Bourke and John Rendall, visitors to London from Australia in 1969, 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 London's King's Road, where the charismatic and intelligent Christian quickly became a local celebrity, cruising the streets in the back of a Bentley, popping in for lunch at a local restaurant, even posing for a fashion advertisement. But the lion cub was growing up-fast-and soon even the walled church garden where he went for exercise wasn't large enough for him. How could Ace and John avoid having to send Christian to a zoo for the rest of his life? A coincidental meeting with English actors Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers, stars of the hit film Born Free, led to Christian being flown to Kenya and placed under the expert care of "the father of lions" George Adamson. Incredibly, when Ace and John returned to Kenya to see Christian a year later, they received a loving welcome from their lion, who was by then fully integrated into Africa and a life with other lions. Originally published in 1971, A Lion Called Christian is a touching and uplifting true story of an indelible human-animal bond. It is destined to become one of the great classics of animal literature.

Language:

English

Narrators:

John Rendall, John Lee

Length:

3h 26m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:57


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:56


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:54


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:10


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:43


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:26


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:20


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:12


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:43


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:39


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:59


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:14


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:43


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:44


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:22


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:08


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:45


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:50


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:47


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:37


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:31


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:18


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:52


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:07


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:33


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:15


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:10


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:51


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:44


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:45


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

02:39


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

00:35