It looks like a wardrobe, but open it up and it leads you back into a world of childhood - of fantasy. Lewis, now famed the world over as a children's author and religious apologist, was a university Professor who kept his private life a doggedly guarded secret. Living exclusively in the world of men, his life was really dominated by women - by his mother, whose death when he was a child scarred his whole life; by Jane Moore, with whom he lived for 33 years; and by Joy Davidman, the American he married. The mystery of Lewis is deep. He was a man who professed to be ruled by his head, but was manifestly governed by his heart.
In The Man Behind Narnia, A.N. Wilson, who wrote Lewis' full-length biography over 20 years ago, returns to the theme - having made a television documentary about Lewis and his work. He opens the wardrobe and finds many demons - some are Lewis', and some are his own. A.N. Wilson is the author of over forty books - 20 novels, biographies of C.S. Lewis, Tolstoy, and John Milton, a three-part history of the last 100 years, and stories for children.
©2013 A.N. Wilson (P)2014 Audible Inc.
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By Chris on 18-03-16

Wilson and Lewis

Wilsons return to Lewis after he has returned to Christianity might perhaps be regarded as more of a personal memoir than an addendum to a biography. It is not. Underlying the usual Wilson hubris is a really engaging story of a man who escaped hubris to become a "Really good man" and this made the book a pleasure to read.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Steve Bragg on 13-06-15


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The author has nothing but contempt for C.S. Lewis! The author is anti-Christian. He writes this book from that bias.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Pie4Me on 05-12-17


Would you try another book from A.N. Wilson and/or James Warrior?

I find this book as nauseating as this author found Narnia. A waste of money.

Would you ever listen to anything by A.N. Wilson again?


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What character would you cut from The Man Behind Narnia?

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Complete waste of time and money.

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