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“Surprised by Joy” CS Lewis (1898-1963)

“Surprised by Joy” CS Lewis (1898-1963)

Susan Morris and Alfred Bradley present a talk with readings

Aslan … Puddleglum … Reepicheep … the Dufflepuds … Prince Caspian – many of us will remember these and many other much-loved characters from The Chronicles of Narnia, Lewis’s series for children which he wrote whilst also in post as one of Oxbridge’s most scholarly academics. Lewis’s personal journey from atheism to Christianity was central to his life, and an unlooked-for romantic experience of extreme emotional intensity gave him powerful insights to human nature, as many will remember from Richard Attenborough’s film Shadowlands. Born in N. Ireland, he had spent some of his most formative teenage years living in Surrey at Great Bookham near Leatherhead – a period he always described as the most perfect in his life.

To be held in Alton Abbey church, GU34 4AP

May 18th Saturday 2.30pm Followed by tea

Tickets £10 Available from: Friends of Alton Abbey, Alton Abbey, Abbey Road, Alton, GU34 4AP

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