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Shadowlands: The True Story of C S Lewis and Joy Davidman

Brian Sibley

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Biography: general, Prose: non-fiction, Personal Christian testimony & popular inspiration

C.S. Lewis was one of the twentieth century's best-known and most-loved authors, through his books The Chronicles of Narnia, The Screwtape Letters, and Mere Christianity.

C.S. Lewis, a world-renowned writer and professor, fell intensely in love with and married Joy Davidman, a feisty, abrasive New York divorcee seventeen years his junior. Four years later, he is distraught when she dies of cancer.

Brian Sibley's biography Shadowlands tells the unique story of their tragic relationship and of Lewis's devastation at her death: in Joy Davidman, he truly found love and was drawn out of his shell, and her death was an almost inconsolable blow which challenged his Christian beliefs. Sibley skilfully looks at Lewis's childhood, his literary legacy and shows how, in the end, despite profound grief and painful doubts, Lewis's faith shone through.

Shadowlands was the basis for the feature film of the same name directed by Richard Attenborough and starring Anthony Hopkins and Debra Winger. The new edition of this classic biography is fully expanded and updated.

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