C. S. Lewis -
This work was published in March 2013 in North America (Tyndale House), and April
2013 in the United Kingdom (Hodder & Stoughton). This 140,000 word (450 pages) book
is based on detailed archival work in Oxford, Cambridge, and other locations, and
breaks new ground at many points. New documents have been uncovered, and new interpretations
of aspects of Lewis’s life are offered -
The recent Narnia movies have created a new interest in C. S. Lewis. This new biography,
produced to mark the 50th anniversary of his death in 1963, builds on this interest.
It sets out to introduce Lewis to a new generation – those who know him through his
films and novels, and see his Narnia novels as his most significant production. While
the biography covers much the same ground as more traditional biographies, the focus
is on how Lewis came to write the Narnia novels, and why they have proved so engaging.
As the Narnia novels were written over a period of about 7 years (1950-