A new kind on the block of books about Lewis. Can’t wait to order it when it is launched (in March 2013).

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The recent Narnia movies have created a new interest in C. S. Lewis. This new biography, produced to mark the 50th anniversary of his death in 1963, builds on this interest. It sets out to introduce Lewis to a new generation – those who know him through his films and novels, and see his Narnia novels as his most significant production. While the biography covers much the same ground as more traditional biographies, the focus is on how Lewis came to write the Narnia novels, and why they have proved so engaging. As the Narnia novels were written over a period of about 7 years (1950-6), these do not fit easily into a traditional biography. This biography is different, as the book is organized around the worlds that Lewis inhabited – primarily Oxford, Cambridge, and Narnia. The biography includes a major section on the “Invention of Narnia”, tracing its development…

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