Joy Adamson, author of the 'Born Free' books about Elsa the lioness, was born this day in 1910.
The 'Born Free Foundation' has declared 2016 to be 'The Year of the Lion' to honour the 50th anniversary of the film. Find out more at: http://www.bornfree.org.uk/campaigns/big-cats/in-action/lion-conservation/year-of-the-lion/
Pictured here are my copies from when I was young, but re-reading them as an adult was a very different experience from that as a child. However, 'Born Free' and its sequels, 'Living Free' and 'Forever Free' certainly tell an inspirational and moving story.