Posted by Joel Heck on Saturday, November 11, 2017
Once again, now that the project is virtually complete, the only updates you will find are small updates. These will typically be based on minor changes, additions of some biographical information about various people, new information that has been found, recently discovered letters, and the like. For example, this update includes an item for April 1937 (a month for which there is very little information because of a lack of diary entries and letters), pointed out to me by Kees Paling of the Netherlands, about a walking tour that Tolkien and Lewis did together during that month. It comes from a page in Humphrey Carpenter's The Inklings. I don't have any more information about this event, but some day someone may discover more data that will flesh out the picture even more. As small items of this sort are added, the sum total becomes more useful. My hope is that the net result will be far more information about and insight into the life of C. S. Lewis and his brother Warren. The entry is footnoted, as will all or almost all new additions of this sort. Some day, then, perhaps a definitive life of C. S. Lewis will be written in multiple volumes, much like William Manchester did with the life of Winston Churchill.
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