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The Narnia cookbook : foods from C.S. Lewis's The chronicles of Narnia
Gresham, Douglas H., 1945-
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : HarperCollins Publishers, [1998]

Physical Description:
xi, 115 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
A collection of recipes devised from some of the foods mentioned in the Chronicles of Narnia, along with a history of the dishes and anecdotes from Lewis's life.
General Note:
Includes index.
Format :


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Material Type
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TX652.5 .G728 1998 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
TX652.5 .G728 1998 Juvenile Non-Fiction Childrens Area
TX652.5 .G728 1998 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Find out what was in the irresistible Turkish Delight that Edmund found so tempting. Discover how Mr. Tumnus prepared the sugar-topped cake that Lucy found so scrumptious. The Narnia Cookbook is a celebration of the many wonderful dishes described in C. S. Lewis's beloved The Chronicles of Narnia "RM" . From chestnut stuffing to Lucy's roast apples, this book is brimming with wonderful recipes. Introductions to each recipe and stories linking each dish to the Chronicles themselves are written by Lewis's stepson, Douglas Gresham. This is a fascinating look into Lewis's life and a delicious way to celebrate the World of Narnia "TM" time and time again.

Author Notes

C. S. (Clive Staples) Lewis, "Jack" to his intimates, was born on November 29, 1898 in Belfast, Ireland. His mother died when he was 10 years old and his lawyer father allowed Lewis and his brother Warren extensive freedom. The pair were extremely close and they took full advantage of this freedom, learning on their own and frequently enjoying games of make-believe.

These early activities led to Lewis's lifelong attraction to fantasy and mythology, often reflected in his writing. He enjoyed writing about, and reading, literature of the past, publishing such works as the award-winning The Allegory of Love (1936), about the period of history known as the Middle Ages.

Although at one time Lewis considered himself an atheist, he soon became fascinated with religion. He is probably best known for his books for young adults, such as his Chronicles of Narnia series. This fantasy series, as well as such works as The Screwtape Letters (a collection of letters written by the devil), is typical of the author's interest in mixing religion and mythology, evident in both his fictional works and nonfiction articles.

Lewis served with the Somerset Light Infantry in World War I; for nearly 30 years he served as Fellow and tutor of Magdalen College at Oxford University. Later, he became Professor of Medieval and Renaissance English at Cambridge University.

C.S. Lewis married late in life, in 1957, and his wife, writer Joy Davidman, died of cancer in 1960. He remained at Cambridge until his death on November 22, 1963.

(Bowker Author Biography)