Born Free

Born Free
Author: Joy Adamson
Publisher: Macmillan Collector's Library
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2016-10-04
Genre: Travel
ISBN: 9781909621480

Designed to appeal to the book lover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautifully bound pocket-sized gift editions of much loved classic titles. Bound in real cloth, printed on high quality paper, and featuring ribbon markers and gilt edges, Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure. In 1961, Joy Adamson first introduced to the world the story of her life alongside Elsa the lioness, whom she had rescued as an orphaned cub, and raised at her home in Kenya. But as Elsa had been born free, Joy made the heartbreaking decision that she must be returned to the wild when she was old enough to fend for herself. Since the first publication of Born Free generations of readers have been enchanted, inspired and moved by its uplifting charm and the remarkable interaction between Joy and Elsa. Rediscover the original story, in the words of the woman who reared Elsa and walked with the lions, in this new edition, with an introduction by John Rendall.

Living Free

Living Free
Author: Joy Adamson
Publisher:
Total Pages: 0
Release: 1990
Genre: Lion
ISBN:

Christian the Lion

Christian the Lion
Author: John Rendall
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2018-10-18
Genre: Christian (Lion)
ISBN: 1784776211

The story that captured the imagination of the world... In 1969 Harrods department store in London sold a three month old lion cub to two young Australians, John Rendall and Anthony (Ace) Bourke. They called him Christian. For a year Christian lived happily and safely with John and Ace and his human 'pride', initially in the World's End on the King's Road in Chelsea, where Derek Cattani first began photographing him. When Christian outgrew his London environment he was entrusted to the care of George Adamson in Kenya, who with his wife Joy, had successfully rehabilitated their lioness Elsa, the subject of Joy's Book Born Free. A year after Christian had been living in the wild John and Ace returned to Kenya to try and find him. The film clip of their emotional reunion has now been viewed by over 100 million people on YouTube. In 1973 Christian disappeared into the wild forever. George Adamson had uniquely rehabilitated a 5th generation zoo-bred lion. John and Ace's first book about Christian was a million seller in the 1970s, and enjoyed a huge resurgence of interest after their YouTube clip went viral in 2006. This brand new book from Bradt, collects Derek Cattani's never-before-seen pictures of Christian and updates the story to the present day, including the story of their YouTube sensation and a chapter on the murder of George Adamson. When John and Ace took Christian to Kenya in 1970 there were an estimated 300,00 lions in Africa. Today there are fewer than 25,000.

A Lion Called Christian

A Lion Called Christian
Author: Anthony Bourke
Publisher: Crown
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2009-03-10
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 0767932331

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 in 1969, bought 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 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. A video of this reunion has become a YouTube classic. Originally published in 1971, and 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 destined to become one of the great classics of animal literature.

West with the Night

West with the Night
Author: Beryl Markham
Publisher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 308
Release: 1983
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780865471184

Autobiography detailing the author's life in Africa and career as a pilot.

Wild Heart

Wild Heart
Author: Anne E. Neimark
Publisher: HMH Books For Young Readers
Total Pages: 0
Release: 1999
Genre: Wildlife conservationists
ISBN: 9780152013684

Discusses the life and work of the woman best known for relationship with a lion cub, described in her book "Born Free."

Born Free

Born Free
Author: Joy Adamson
Publisher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 160
Release: 1974
Genre: Elsa (Lion)
ISBN: 9780001831018

Elsa

Elsa
Author: Joy Adamson
Publisher:
Total Pages: 0
Release: 1963
Genre: Animal behavior
ISBN:

The true story of Elsa, a lioness raised as a pet and later set free.