You can buy anything at Harrod's was the slogan of the upscale London store and what caught the eye of two Australians visiting England was a lion cub.
It was 1969 and although not unusual for exotic pets to be paraded along the King's Road, nevertheless, a lion was an attention getter. Anthony Bourke and John Rendall took their lion home and a friend allowed him to spend his days entertaining (and sometimes scaring) customers at a furniture store. Christian's daily exercise was at Moravian Close once a property owned by Sir Thomas More.
This was no easy task and after helping Christian to get acclimatized to his new surroundings, the two friends left for a year. When they returned he immediately recognized them. It’s an amazing story.