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  • Location: Oxford

Becoming Mrs. Lewis

Becoming Mrs. Lewis

Why a Booktrail?

A tale of unlikely friendship between Joy Davidman and C. S. Lewis

  • ISBN: 978-0310104803
  • Genre: Fiction, Historical, Inspired by true events

What you need to know before your trail

When poet and writer Joy Davidman began writing letters to C. S. Lewis–known as Jack–she was looking for spiritual answers, not love. Love, after all, wasn’t holding together her crumbling marriage. Everything about New Yorker Joy seemed ill-matched for an Oxford don and the beloved writer of Narnia, yet their minds bonded over their letters. Embarking on the adventure of her life, Joy traveled from America to England and back again, facing heartbreak and poverty, discovering friendship and faith, and against all odds, finding a love that even the threat of death couldn’t destroy.

Travel Guide

Travel BookTrail style to the Oxford of C S Lewis

There are many places in and around Oxford to see where CS Lewis lived and worked

The Kilns (C S Lewis House)

The great man lived and wrote here and there’s a nature reserve named after him not far away.
Holy Trinity Church

C S Lewis is buried here

42 St Giles’

The couple get married here

Magdalen College

C S Lewis studied here and became a lecturer later on

 

BookTrail Boarding Pass: Becoming Mrs Lewis

Destination: Oxford Author/guide:  Patti Callahan Departure Time: 1950s onwards

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