London’s Curtis Brown Literary Agency no longer represents C S Lewis Pte Ltd. Instead, an agency called the C S Lewis Company Ltd has been set up with two people to handle these lucrative matters. It has reportedly had two addresses so far: one in Lymingtin and one in Bristol. Rachel Churchill has been dealing with requests there.
In his recent novel In Heaven as on Earth M. Scott Peck credits C. S. Lewis’s The Great Divorce for his inspiration.
In the January 18, 1978 issue of Christian Century, “The Books That Shape Lives” Fred Rogers of “Mister Rogers’ neighborhood” included Lewis’s A Grief Observed.
“The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” returned to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon for 74 performances between November 1999 and March 2000.
Fees for participation in the Oxford University C. S. Lewis Society are 5 per annum, 3 per term, 1 per meeting. The society is open to non-university members.
HarperCollinsReligious has now released Fount’s Essay Collection & Other Short Pieces, edited by Lesley Walmsley (hardcover, 25). HarperCollinsReligious is also offering a pack of C. S. Lewis bookmarks and Fount paperback editions of All My Road Before Me (9.99), Narrative Poems (6.99), and Of This and Other Worlds (6.99). Unfortunately, Of This and Other Worlds contains the forged short story “Forms of Things Unknown.”
On Sunday 28 Nov. 1999 Tashkent Baptist Nikolai Andreus was seized on his way to church and taken to the police station. In his bag he had 200 Christian tracts, and so he was accused of anti-state activity, missionary activity (which is illegal in Uzbekistan), and the distribution of anti-Islamic propaganda. (Two years ago, restrictions were imposed on the importation of religious literature.)