Adventures in another world and stories of mystery—these fascinated young Clive Staples Lewis. Although he was just a young boy he would sit for hours writing stories where animals came to life and lived and spoke like people. He struggled through school, but grew up to be the world famous author, C.S. Lewis—although he always preferred to be called Jack.
The reasons for his change of name and the ideas behind his stories are explained in this biography of one of the best-loved of modern authors.
If you've enjoyed the Chronicles of Narnia then you'll be fascinated at how they came to be written. Each chapter was read and commented on by J.R.R. Tolkien, just as each chapter of the Lord of the Rings was read to Lewis before publication.
Lewis was also a gifted author for adults, with some of the best-selling books in the English language to his name, and also a popular broadcaster. If that wasn't enough he was a professor of literature, first at Oxford and then Cambridge Universities.
He died, forgotten, in 1963 because on the same day John F. Kennedy was assassinated, but his influence lives on through his books for generations of adults and children alike.