Spotlight from Chronologically Lewis

October 23, 2021. Mr. Papworth. Papworth is a leading disability charity in the UK, so it seems that the Lewis brothers gave Tykes, the long-time Lewis family pet, the alternate name of Mr. Papworth as a joke about Tykes’ disabilities as a dog. Or did the charity get its name from the Lewis family pet?

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Clive Staples Lewis, photo by Walter Stoneman 

Edinburgh, March 2, 1956

© National Portrait Gallery, London.

Biographical Information

Dr. Joel Heck, Concordia University Texas, Austin, Texas, is the author or editor of fifteen books, five of them on C. S. Lewis, most recently the 2021 book "No Ordinary People: Twenty-One Friendships of C. S. Lewis" from Winged Lion Press. He and his wife Cheryl live in Austin.