CLIVE STAPLES LEWIS,
known as Jack to his friends, was born in 1898. Lewis and his good
friend J.R.R. Tolkien, the author of the « Lord of the Rings
» trilogy, were part of the Inklings, an informal writers'
that met at a local pub to discuss story ideas.
Lewis's fascination with fairy tales, myths and ancient legends,
coupled with inspiration drawn from his childhood, led him to write THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE
one of the best-loved books of all time. Six further books followed to
become the immensely popular « Chronicles of Narnia
final title in the series, THE
LAST BATTLE, was awarded the Carnegie Medal, one of the
highest marks of excellence in children's literature.