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From Spare Oom to War Drobe: Travels in Narnia with my nine-year-old self

From Spare Oom to War Drobe: Travels in Narnia with my nine-year-old self
Matthew Cox
Matthew Cox Matthew Cox has served as pastor at Bethersden Baptist Church, Kent, since 2017, having previously worked in the social housing sector in Manchester. He is Book Reviews editor for Evangelical Times.
29 July, 2022 2 min read

Author: Katherine Langrish
Publisher: Darton, Longman and Todd
288 pages
Purchase from: Darton, Longman and Todd (£16.99)

C. S. Lewis famously told his goddaughter Lucy, ‘Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.’ Perhaps that time has come for some of us who grew up reading the Chronicles of Narnia. Here Katherine Langrish plays the part of tour guide on a welcome ‘return visit’ to that imagined land.

Things look a little different from a grown-up’s perspective. One can appreciate more Lewis’s craftsmanship, spot faults and weaknesses which had gone unnoticed, and yet still feel a grateful fondness for those places, characters, and events which made such a deep impression on a child’s mind.

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