A Guide to the C. S. Lewis Tour in Oxford
For anyone who is interested in the life of this celebrated author.
Ronald K. Brind has combined his own life-long interest with extensive research to produce a comprehensive guide of the Oxford area, taking in all the sites of significance in the story of C. S. Lewis. The guide can be used in isolation or as a companion publication to the C. S. Lewis Tours run by this author.
Clive Staples Lewis was a prolific writer in many fields; some of his
most notable titles, such as The Screwtape Letters, Mere Christianity and
The Problem of Pain discuss religion and his own passionate commitment after a period of uncertainty. He is perhaps best known among children for the books in his Chronicles of Narnia series.
Yet, during his time at the Kilns, the Oxford home he moved to in 1930 and he lived until his death in 1963, the magnitude of his contribution to literature was scarcely recognised. He and his older brother Warnie were simply known as the Professor and the Major, respectively.
This account of C. S. Lewis life is both detailed and intensely personal. Ronald K. Brind was a boyhood friend of one of Lewis step-sons, Dougie, and was a regular visitor to the Lewis household. Indeed, this makes the feeling of the author all the more acute that the lifetime surroundings of this great literary figure should be valued and afforded more respect and attention than is currently the case.
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Clive Staples Lewis 18981963
The Clay Hills known today as the Kilns
Mrs Janie KingMoore 18731951
Helen Joy Davidman 19151960 and the Marriage of Convenience
Quarry Hollowdrive by enroute The Masons Arms public house and Holy Trinity Church
The Narnia Window and the Howe Bequest
The Lewis Brothers GraveTombstone
The Grave of Mrs Janie KingMoore
Warren Warnie Hamilton Lewis 18951973
Oxford Crematorium Ltd
The Helen Joy Davidman Memorial Plaque
The Victorian Stamps Wheaton College Illinois and The Will
William Lindsay Gresham 19091962
Predominant Works of C S Lewis
The Four Loves
Relevant information and places to be Visited or Viewed En Route
Have You Made a Donation to the C S Lewis Foundation?
No Plaque for C S Lewis
View by Appointment
The Lake and Woodland
The Original Entrance to the Kilns
To Continue with Directions
Magdalen College The Great Tower Magdalen Bridge and Addisons Walk
The Plain and Magdalen College School
St Hildas College
The Ampleforth Arms and the Empty Cider Bottles
J R R Tolkiens Former Home in Sandfield Road
Access to the Former Lewis Home
Observations Questions and Answers?
Who Did Purchase the Kilns?
Frank Fred Paxford 18981979
The Last Will and Testament of Warren Hamilton Lewis
The Lewis Awareness Fund
The Glass Decanters
The Sinking of the Lewis Punt
The Ampleforth Arms Public House
The Radcliffe Infirmary
More about Douglas Gresham
Was Lewis Chosen by God to Deliver to us All?
Photographs Descriptions and Tick Boxes
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