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I Lived in Narnia

I lived in Narnia. Now before you conclude that I am crazy, let me explain. For most of 2004 my family and I lived and worked in Ireland with Douglas Gresham, the step-son of C. S. Lewis and co-producer of the Walt Disney/Walden Media Narnia movies. We lived with Gresham during the time that the first Narnia movie, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, was being filmed. Our residence during that season of our lives was a four hundred year old house dubbed The Narnia Cottage by Gresham himself.

Furthermore, as anyone who has studied the life and work of C. S. Lewis knows, Lewis patterned the landscape of Narnia after the countryside of his beloved birthplace—Ireland. For example, the Dolmens which dot the terrain of Ireland inspired Lewis’s imaginative creation of the Stone Table in the first Narnia book. Dunluce Castle, perched prettily on a seaside cliff along the Antrim Coast of Ulster, was a place Lewis often visited during his childhood. This ancient but crumbling fortress provide…

Letters to Children

Out of the hundreds of letters C. S. Lewis wrote during his lifetime my favorite letters are those which he wrote to children. Lewis's correspondence with one of the young readers of Narnia, and the child's mother, have now been posted online. You can read that correspondence and a bit about the background to these letters by clicking here: http://home.comcast.net/~krieg5208/Lewis/index.htm.