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Just found out that a roundtable discussion with Douglas Gresham has been added to the Narnia press event in London. Yay!

Found some fascinating interviews with Gresham, one of two stepsons of C.S. Lewis from Lewis’s marriage to Gresham’s mother, Joy Davidman.


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He is keeper of the C.S. Lewis Legacy and the force behind bringing the Narnia books to life in motion pictures.

Read this interview excerpt recorded during September, 2000 in Carlow County, Ireland as part of The Magic Never Ends, a documentary on the life and work of C.S. Lewis.

Gresham shares much about his step dad, his beloved mother, and the true love between the two. But his answer to the last is interview question is most telling. It is reprinted here from DuncanEntertainment,com.

 

Is there anything that you would like to talk about that my questions have not covered?

I think the only thing we haven’t discussed is Jack’s personal courage. Jack was a very brave man in many ways, many types of courage. He was very physically brave; he was a very brave soldier in the First World War. He was very brave in the fact that he married a woman that he knew to be dying and accepted the burden of loving wholeheartedly a woman he knew to be dying. He accepted two stepsons, the responsibility there. He was immensely courageous, he was courageous in his work, in his writings, the fact that people mightn’t be prepared to accept what he wrote didn’t worry him, he knew it had to be written and he wrote it. If it was true he wrote it. I think this is, this is one of the things that does get missed is Jack’s immense personal courage on a lot of different levels. I think it’s important that people know that he was a very brave man.

Read the full interview.

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