Alan Bell

‘Lewis No Virgin’ Shock! Horror!

All My Road Before Me: Diary 1922–1927

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C S Lewis attracted so reverential a following that practically all his literary remains have now been seen into print, though the final contributions contain much of indifferent quality that does little service to his memory. Various groups of his letters have been published and the diary he kept – with many long gaps – between 1922 and 1927 must be the only substantial unedited manuscript that has not yet received editorial attention. It will be of particular interest to biographers of the days before that celebrated moment in 1929 when ‘the most dejected and reluctant convert in all England’ knelt in submission to the realisation that ‘God is God’.

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