Signed Chronicles Sell for Record Amount

On June 24th we reported in a Word on the Street piece that Lewis’ secretary Walter Hooper was putting his signed, first-edition copies of The Voyage of The Dawn Treader, The Horse And His Boy, and The Last Battle up for auction at Sotheby’s in London on July 17. The auction took place and the three Narnia books were sold for a combined sum of £30,000 (VoDT raised £10,625; HHB raised £10,000; and LB raised £9,375), which was about three times what it was expected they would make. Hooper is donating the money to an Oxford church. You can read the Oxford Mail’s article here and the Belfast Telegraph’s article here. Thanks KnightofGondor for the heads-up!