Book Reviews of Shadowlands

Shadowlands
Shadowlands
Author: Leonore Fleischer
ISBN-13: 9780451181053
ISBN-10: 0451181050
Publication Date: 12/1/1993
Pages: 272
Rating:
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
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4.4 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: Signet Book
Book Type: Paperback
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This tale is based on actual facts about the novelist C. S. Lewis, author of the Narnia books among many other books for adults. The story has also been made into a movie produced by Richard Attenborough. How a confirmed bachelor changes his ways (more or less against his will) pretty much proves that truth is stranger than fiction. There were places when I cried while reading it, but don't tell anyone, all right?

From back cover: A most unlikely enchantment---He was C. S. Lewis, eminent philosopher, world-famous author of THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA, Oxford professor, pillar of the Church of England, and the model of a confirmed British bachelor, with no room for a woman in his perfectly arranged life.
She was Joy Gresham, radical divorcee from New York, Jewish-born but a Christian convert, who came to England with a small son in tow to see the author she fervently admired.
It began with a visit that should have been a disaster but somehow wasn't. It turned into a love story that should never have happened--but most wonderfully did, in a tale tht proves that truth is more miraculous than fiction when it springs from the magical depths of the heart.
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"He was C.S. Lewis, eminent philosopher, world-famous author of THE CHRONICLES of NARNIA, Oxford professor, pillar of the Church of England, and the model of a confirmed British bachelor, with no room for a woman in his perfectly arranged life. She was Joy Gresham, radical divorcee from New York, Jewish-born but a Christian convert, who came to England with a small son in tow to see the author she fervently admired...It turned into a love story that should never have happened - but most wonderfully did, in a tale that proves that truth is more miraculous than fiction when it springs from the magical depths of the heart..."