Lenten Lands: My Childhood with Joy Davidman and C.S. Lewis

Paperback | November 25, 2003

byDouglas H. Gresham

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Including the True Story of the Remarkable Love Affair between Joy Davidman and C. S. Lewis

There has probably never been a less likely couple: she, an American divorcee and the mother of two young boys; he, an Oxford don and confirmed bachelor who inhabited an eccentric household with his brother, a retired Royal Army major. Yet the relationship of C. S. Lewis and Joy Davidman, portrayed in this moving autobiography by her son Douglas Gresham, was destined to become of the most deeply moving love stories of our time.

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A stepson's intimate portrait of C.S. Lewis. Douglas Gresham recollects his childhood and adolescent years in C.S. Lewis's household. An engaging memoir with an album of 20 family photographs.

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Including the True Story of the Remarkable Love Affair between Joy Davidman and C. S. LewisThere has probably never been a less likely couple: she, an American divorcee and the mother of two young boys; he, an Oxford don and confirmed bachelor who inhabited an eccentric household with his brother, a retired Royal Army major. Yet the re...

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There has probably not been a less likely couple: she, an American divorcee and the mother of two young boys; he, an Oxford don and confirmed bachelor who inhabited an eccentric household with his brother, a retired Royal Army major. Yet the relationship of C.S. Lewis and Joy Davidman, as told here by her son Douglas Gresham, was desti...

Douglas Gresham is the son of Joy Davidman, who later married C.S. Lewis. As a boy, Gresham lived at "The Kilns," the Oxfordshire home Lewis shared with his brother Warnie, and then Davidman. After many years in Tasmania, Australia, he now lives in County Carlow, Ireland.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.58 inPublished:November 25, 2003Publisher:HarperCollins

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A stepson's intimate portrait of C.S. Lewis. Douglas Gresham recollects his childhood and adolescent years in C.S. Lewis's household. An engaging memoir with an album of 20 family photographs.

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“A moving recollection of one of the most tender love stories of mid-century.”