Lenten Lands: My Childhood With Joy Davidman and C S Lewis
Chapter OneMeThe candle flame stood tall and unmoving, creating its own small pool of light in the darkness which seemed to surround me. I saw almost nothing else; the candle, the coffin upon which it stood and the low overhanging...
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Chapter OneMeThe candle flame stood tall and unmoving, creating its own small pool of light in the darkness which seemed to surround me. I saw almost nothing else; the candle, the coffin upon which it stood and the low overhanging branches of the yew tree which were to shelter the grave. I stood staring down at the coffin until the Vicar moved directly in front of me to perform the ritual which would bring to a definite end the second part of my life. Father Head said his words, and the coffin was lowered gently into the earth by men whose faces were revoltingly impassive, smooth and professionally respectful. How I loathe funerals! On that day in November 1963 there was a bitter stillness about the world; for the second time in my life everything I knew, everything I held dear and the one person I loved had been swept away.At that point I had no parents, no home and no hope. The winding path of life that had led me to this place and this time had provided strange contrasts and strang
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A stepson's intimate portrait of C.S. Lewis. Douglas Gresham recollects his childhood and adolescent years in C.S. Lewis's household. An engaging memoir with an album of 20 family photographs.
Douglas H. Gresham is a British biographer and film producer. He is a son of Joy Gresham, and the stepson of author C. S. Lewis. Lewis adopted Douglas and his older brother David in 1956, and when Lewis died, his estate, including the rights to the enormously popular Chronicles of Narnia, went to them. Gresham is co-producer for the new series of film adaptations of the Chronicles of Narnia. He has also written an autobiography entitled Lenten Lands: My Childhood with Joy Davidman and C.S. Lewis which chronicles his life from childhood to middle age, and Jack's Life: The Life Story of C.S. Lewis.