The Inklings . . .

A recent purchase from PostScript books. I only know a little bit about C S Lewis, and that from many years ago with books like “Mere Christianity” and, of course, the Narnia books. And not forgetting the “Screwtape Letters”, good and very clever at showing how people think in an entertaining way.

This book however covers not only C S Lewis, but Tolkien, about whom I know nothing, apart from “The Hobbit”, read many years ago and now almost totally forgotten – and two others totally unknown to me, although I often read references to a Charles Williams in the pages of the “Church Times”.

The erudition of the two authors is mind boggling. The pictures evoked of life at the end of the 19th Century, the Great War period and afterwards down to and including World War Two are both informative and nostalgic for readers of my age. This is definitely not a page turner of a book, it is not be to be raced through, but taken a section or two at a time it is a good pre-bedtime read. And at £8.99 on PostScript, who can refuse ?

About Ian

Retired Clergyman, and former RAF person. Lives in Kirkcudbright, SW Scotland. One wife. Two children, three grandchildren and two great grandchildren scattered across UK, Europe and the USA. Long time member of the European Movement, and latterly of the Scottish National Party. ""Here's to us; who is as good as us? Damn few, and they're all dead"
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