Typescript letter signed to Gerald Brodribb.Magdalen College, Oxford: 16 November 1942 Stock Code: 142922
Wartime letter to an old student, concerning Screwtape and the blitz antics of fellow Inkling C. L. WrennAn excellent, and unpublished, typed letter signed from C. S. Lewis to a former pupil Gerald Brodribb. Brodribb read classics and English at University College, Oxford, with Lewis as his tutor. In the letter Lewis thanks Brodribb for his compliments on The Screwtape Letters, which was published earlier in 1942.
Lewis also mentions the wartime antics of fellow Inkling C. L. Wrenn: "Wrenn got a chair at King's, London, and was evacuated to Bristol where, I gather, he was very great during the blitz, going about in a car bellowing at people through a megaphone and telling them to keep cool. No doubt you can imagine the scene. They probably came to think the bombs less alarming than he!".
The letter is addressed to Brodribb at Canford School, Wimborne, Dorset, where he was teaching and had begun work on the first of 30 books on the history of cricket - one of them, The English Game, was dedicated to Lewis.
Single paper sheet, typewritten letter to one side.
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