Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Former Home of C.S. Lewis up for Sale

A former home of Narnia author C.S. Lewis has been put up for sale for £1.6m, by agents Elwood and Company and Strutt and Parker.  It’s called ‘Hillsboro’ and is currently advertised as land for potential re-development.  It could be restored as a house, but that isn't a requirement for whomever buys the property.

Hillsboro House - C.S. LewisResident Andrew Colleran said: “It should be kept as a house especially as there is the history behind it.”

Clive Staples Lewis (29 November 1898 – 22 November 1963) was a prolific writer, poet, scholar of English literature and defender of Christianity. His most famous book is The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the first published of his Chronicles of Narnia.

From October 1924 until May 1926, Lewis served as a philosophy tutor at University College.
On May 20, 1925, he was elected as a Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford, where he served as a tutor in English language and literature for 29 years.

Lewis lived in the house from 1922 to 1930, after he returned from the first World War.  Abingdon resident Ronald Brind, an author of e-books on the writer and poet, said: “I believe Lewis was the greatest Christian apologist of the 20th century, this is where he lived for eight years and for any other reason this house should be saved as it is part of Britain’s Christian heritage.  It is reason enough to save it and make it like the Kilns, as a place for visitors to explore.”

See article at: http://www.narniafans.com/archives/15052#sthash.OFEm5C18.dpbs

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