C.S. Lewis Letter Donated to Queen’s University in Belfast

Posted June 15, 2006 8:03 am by Tirian

The original recipient of a handwritten letter by CS Lewis, in which the Belfast-born author explains the meaning behind the whole Narnian story, will be in Belfast today to donate the precious missive to Queen’s University. The letter will be displayed in the University’s CS Lewis Reading Room, which will feature in the Queen’s new £44m Library, due to open in 2009. Anne Jenkins from Hertfordshire, was only 10 years old when she wrote to CS Lewis, asking him to explain the meaning behind a paragraph in his novel, ‘The Silver Chair’. Shortly afterwards, she received Lewis’s handwritten reply, which although failing to answer her question exactly, did give a fascinating insight into the background to the whole Narnian story. For pictures of the letter and the full story, please click here. Thanks to Jints!