L is for Lewis and the Inklings

L is for Lewis and the Inklings!

I talk about Tolkien a lot around here, of course, but don't seem to dwell on the other Inklings as much. Well, not just the Inklings but those that inspired them and images that remind me of them:

A George MacDonald text online!

Medieval images:

And, of course, there's Jack:

I was in Michael and Melissa's haunt a month ago - this close to visiting the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College, but there wasn't time. I so wanted to see Tolkien's pen and papers, and Lewis' wardrobe!

Which author's artefacts would you like to visit?


Jeff Hargett said…
How wonderful it would have been to be able to sit in a room and talk with those guys.
That's okay. Talking about Tolkien is a way to get just about everyone in the world interested. :))
Nan said…
I read the most wonderful book years ago called The Inklings by Humphrey Carpenter. If you haven't read it you will love it. I don't read Tolkien or Lewis, but still I loved the book. There's a lovely companion sort of book too - The Inklings of Oxford text by Harry Lee Poe and photography by James Ray Veneman. It brings the place alive.
That would be cool to see the CS Lewis items.
Lara said…
Very cool! I think I'd like to see Beatrix Potter's drawings.
J.L. Murphey said…
I've sat and chatted with both Arthur C. Clarke and Eugenia Price. Then much later with quite a few best selling authors, but if I could go back in time it would be Shakespeare and Charles Dickens.
Just stopped by your page for the first time. It's very interesting. I'll bet you'd have loved my sister's wedding. She had a Medieval theme and wore a custom made 15 century gown. Her husband was dressed in a customary outfit for that era. It was most unique.
Wishing you the best with all your ventures.
If you'd like to stop by my page, please visit: www.dhdunne.blogspot.com. I also have a new facebook author page, under Children's Author, Deanie Humphrys-Dunne.
Nas said…
It would have been so fantastic to talk with all those cool folks!
Hi Deniz .. the pub is still there - where they met .. and I went recently when I was in Oxford 2011 and 2012 ..

Oxford has just so much history ... and there are so many people I'd love to meet and ask questions of .. people who'd be willing to share news and vies etc ...

Cheers Hilary
Beverly Fox said…
Imagine what it would be like to be a flay on the wall of one of those dorm rooms during a meetings of these literary giants!
Kristen Dyrr said…
I've actually never thought of seeing an author's items. When I want to see "items," it's usually art or architecture. That may be interesting though. I would like to see just about any author's items, just because I'm curious about the way people work and do things in general.

#atozchallenge, Kristen's blog: kristenhead.blogspot.com
Deniz Bevan said…
Thanks for coming by everyone!
Nan, I hadn't read that Poe book, thanks for telling me about it!
Jo, you met Arthur C Clarke? Wow!
I remember visiting Shakespeare's theatre and being so disappointed to find out it had been rebuilt. I'd like to see JK Rowling's castle. Think she'll invite me?
Deniz Bevan said…
I'd love to come with you on that visit!

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