C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and their friends were a regular feature of the Oxford scenery in the years during and after World War II. They drank beer on Tuesdays in the "Bird and Baby" and on Thursday nights they met in Lewis's Magdalen College rooms to read aloud from the books they were writing: jokingly they called themselves "The Inklings". C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien first introduced "The Screwtape Letters" and "The Lord of the Rings" to an audience in this company. This biography draws upon unpublished letters and diaries to tell their story.
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The Inklings: C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Williams and Their FriendsReview:
‘A constantly enjoyable volume’ John Carey, Sunday Times
‘A triumph of skill and tact... not one dull or slack sentence’ Kingsley Amis, New Statesman
‘It must be technically very difficult to write a biography of more than one person at a time: it is still more difficult to capture the atmosphere of a group... Mr Carpenter has managed both things admirably’ Mary Warnock, Sunday Telegraph
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