Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Inklings of Oxford: C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Their Friends

Text by: Harry Lee Poe / Photographs by: James Ray Veneman

5 stars
If you are looking for an engaging and yet quick read on the Inklings (and particularly the friendship of Lewis & Tolkien) this is a book to grab. It is a fast read - I finished it the day I picked it up - it is put together in a souvenir or coffee table book format. Poe is a great writer and the visual tour of Oxford through Veneman's lens takes you into the world of these great authors. I highly recommend this quick biographical sketch. The book also includes an appendix that lays out a few walking tours around Oxford in the steps of the Inklings

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