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The Lewis Legacy-Issue 78, Autumn 1998

News and Views Original Article

* According to the 20 September Observer, “Lewis hits the stage inNovember with a Royal Shakespeare Company production at Stratford of a
dramatisation of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by poet Adrian
Mitchell.” Also, “Lewis’s seven Chronicles of Narnia have sold more than 13
million copies in Britain since his death in 1963, and have been translated
into 30 languages.”

* Colin Hardie, who previewed Hooper’s typed Dark Tower manuscript in 1974,
died on 17 October at age 92. He called himself “only a late and very
marginal Inkling for the few years before he went to Cambridge.” His wife
Christian felt The Dark Tower was from “the diabolic stratum of the
subconscious.”

* Joe Christopher lectures: “The Context for C. S. Lewis’s ‘Ministering
Angels’,” South Central MLA, New Orleans, LA, 12-14 November, and “The
Christian Poetry of C. S. Lewis,” Mary Hardin-Baylor Literary Festival,
Belton, TX 7-9 January 1999.

* The following letter has been neither returned to the sender nor
answered:

Monday, June 22, 1998

C S Lewis Pte
2 Handy Road
#07-02 Cathay Building
Singapore

Dear Sirs:
I have been advised that this is your correct business address, and I am
just checking to make sure that it is correct. Please advise me.
Sincerely,
John Lindskoog

* “The Writer, the Boy and the Attic” is a delightful 5-page article in the
November issue of In Britain, a handsome magazine for lovers of the British
Isles.

* In a personal letter to a professional journalist in 1998, Walter Hooper
urged him not to waste any of his valuable time on Kathryn Lindskoog, a
“strange woman” who is “obsessed” with him.