This is the true story of CS Lewis - one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century - whose books for children and adults have become much-loved classics.
Part of the story of CS Lewis has been made famous through the film 'Shadowlands'. Here this fascinating man's entire life story is told by those who knew him personally.
CS Lewis was born in Belfast in 1898 and was sent to England for a public school education with his elder brother, Warren. Lewis exhibited a genius for imagination and perception from his earliest years. Brought up in a Christian household, Lewis lost his faith in his teenage years but regained it, with reluctance, as a fellow at Magdalen College, Oxford. His faith subsequently influenced his writings.
He became a vigorous champion of the Christian faith through classics such as 'Mere Christianity' and through his BBC broadcasts. His 'Chronicles Of Narnia' became children's classics and he was deluged with correspondence from his young readers.
In his latter years he unexpectedly fell deeply in love with a divorced American, Joy Greshem, and married her, only to suffer the devastation of her death a few years later. CS Lewis died in 1963 at his home in Oxford.