In 2008, a clip posted on YouTube featuring an emotional reunion between a young lion and his owners, John Rendall and Anthony ‘Ace’ Bourke, which became an internet sensation. Overnight people wanted to know more about what lay behind this clip. The told of story of how they came to buy Christian the lion from a London department store in the late 60s, how they lived with the lion whilst working in a furniture shop down the King’s Road and how they eventually came to introduce their lion into the wild under the watchful eye of lion expert, George Adamson. Through his work with Christian he developed a life long interest in conservation.
`This fascinating story has a wonderful ending’ –Daily Mail, March 21st 2009
PUBLISHER: Bantam Press
PUBLICATION DATE: March 2009