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C.S. Lewis and the Wee County

by Paul Clayton-Lea
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About the Book:
C. S. Lewis (1898-1963) believed that interest in his books would quickly fade when he was gone. Sixty years after his death and 200 million copies later he has, for once, been proved mistaken. While his influential works on English Literature, Christian apologetics and science fiction remain popular it is his beloved stories for children, the Chronicles of Narnia which continue to keep him firmly in public view. His wonderfully imaginative landscape and gift for storytelling owe much to his Irish origins. Ireland was his constant holiday destination throughout his life. Thanks to a long relationship with Janie Moore whom he called ‘mother’ the ‘Wee’ County of Louth where she had been brought up became an important refuge for him and his brother Warren. Those previously unexplored links are addressed in this anniversary tribute to the creator of ‘Aslan’ the lion of Narnia, son of the Emperor-Beyond-The-Sea.

About the Author:
Paul Clayton-Lea
is a priest of the Archdiocese of Armagh in Ireland. A graduate of St Patrick’s College, Maynooth and Fordham Uni. New York he has worked as a teacher, college chaplain and parish priest. He is currently editor of ‘Intercom’ magazine, a Catholic pastoral and liturgical resource. His previous publications include, In the Light of the Word – Family Life through the Lens of Scripture (published by Veritas 2018) and Pass it On – Ronan Drury 1924-2017 with Maria Flood (2019).