The love story of C. S. Lewis and Joy Gresham, she taking time out from an unfaithful husband, he a confirmed batchelor, author and lecturer at Oxford.
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In the summer of 1952 C S Lewis met Joy Gresham for the first time. Born a Jew, she was a 37 year-old Christian convert taking time out from an unfaithful husband; he was one of England's leading Christians, author of 'The Screwtape Letters, Mere Christianity' and 'Narnia Chronicles', a confirmed bachelor of 54 and a lecturer at Oxford who delighted in the company of men like J R R Tolkien.
And so began one of the most unlikely and beautiful love stories of all time. 'We feasted on love', said Lewis, 'every mode of it – solemn and merry, romantic as a thunderstorm, sometimes as comfortable and unemphatic as putting on your slippers.'
'Shadowlands' is a superb account of that triumphant tragic love, for only 8 years later Lewis was writing, 'She died. She is dead. Is the world so difficult to learn?' and finding no consolation in his faith.About the Author:
BRIAN SIBLEY is a writer and broadcaster with a life-long interest in fantasy books and cinema. His fascination with J. R. R. Tolkien and the myths and history of Middle-earth…
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