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Jack: C. S. Lewis and His Times by George Sayer

Wednesday, 14 December 2005 Leave a comment Go to comments

Biography. Hardback from the now defunct Harper & Row (now HarperCollins). Published in 1988. From Herrick Public Library via interlibrary loan.

I thoroughly enjoyed this biography of C. S. Lewis. Somewhere on the internet (why don’t I take better notes of where I get book recommendations?), someone said this was the one to read. Having only read Surprised by Joy I don’t have a lot of experience with C. S. Lewis biographies. However, I certainly would not quarrel with describing this as a very well done biography. We benefit greatly by the author’s relationship with Lewis. There is much to be learned of Jack and his life between these pages. A very engrossing memoir.

Publisher’s summary:
A warm and perceptive insider’s look at the life of C. S. Lewis, Jack is a personal biography of the gifted literary scholar, bestselling author, and one of this century’s most influential Christian apologists. George Sayer, a long-time colleague and friend of Lewis, shares a wealth of information that only a trusted member of Lewis’ inner circle could draw upon. He provides fresh and enlightening glimpses of life at the Kilns; days at Magdalen College; meetings with the Inklings; and the creative process that produced such world famous works as Out of the Silent Planet, Mere Christianity, the classic Chronicles of Narnia, and many others.

To buy used from amazon.co.uk, click here: Jack: C.S. Lewis and His Times
used from amazon.com, click here: Jack: C.S. Lewis and His Times

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