Rich in themes: #Narniathon21

Lewis mines material from his own huge learning, drawing on theology, Renaissance geography, myth, folktales, medieval writings, and even earlier children’s books… Diana Wynne Jones (2012:48) Where fans of Narnia are concerned The Horse and His Boy (1954) doesn’t rate as highly among their favourites as others in the series (though usually, it must be …

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Throneless under earth: #Narniathon21

The Silver Chair by C S Lewis, illustrated by Pauline Baynes. Diamond Books 1997 (1953). ‘Though under Earth and throneless now I be, Yet, while I lived, all Earth was under me.’ Chapter Ten After escaping bullies two children from a coeducational school in 1940s Britain find themselves in a strange and extraordinarily vivid land …

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