A Guide to the C. S. Lewis Tour in Oxford

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Janus Publishing Company Lim, Apr 1, 2006 - History - 157 pages
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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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Contents

Acknowledgements
1
Introduction
3
Summary
7
Clive Staples Lewis 18981963
13
The Clay Hills known today as the Kilns
17
The Survey
19
Mrs Janie KingMoore 18731951
21
Helen Joy Davidman 19151960 and the Marriage of Convenience
25
Quarry Hollowdrive by enroute The Masons Arms public house and Holy Trinity Church
91
The Narnia Window and the Howe Bequest
95
The Lewis Brothers GraveTombstone
97
The Grave of Mrs Janie KingMoore
113
Warren Warnie Hamilton Lewis 18951973
115
Oxford Crematorium Ltd
117
The Helen Joy Davidman Memorial Plaque
119
The Victorian Stamps Wheaton College Illinois and The Will
123

William Lindsay Gresham 19091962
29
Predominant Works of C S Lewis
31
The Four Loves
33
Relevant information and places to be Visited or Viewed En Route
37
Have You Made a Donation to the C S Lewis Foundation?
49
No Plaque for C S Lewis
57
View by Appointment
61
The Lake and Woodland
65
The Original Entrance to the Kilns
67
To Continue with Directions
71
Magdalen College The Great Tower Magdalen Bridge and Addisons Walk
73
The Plain and Magdalen College School
79
St Hildas College
81
The Ampleforth Arms and the Empty Cider Bottles
83
J R R Tolkiens Former Home in Sandfield Road
85
Access to the Former Lewis Home
125
Observations Questions and Answers?
131
Who Did Purchase the Kilns?
133
Frank Fred Paxford 18981979
135
The Last Will and Testament of Warren Hamilton Lewis
137
The Lewis Awareness Fund
139
The Glass Decanters
141
The Sinking of the Lewis Punt
143
The Ampleforth Arms Public House
145
The Radcliffe Infirmary
147
More about Douglas Gresham
149
Church Attendance
153
Was Lewis Chosen by God to Deliver to us All?
155
Photographs Descriptions and Tick Boxes
157
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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.

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