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Dorothy L. Sayers: A Biography: Death, Dante and Lord Peter Wimsey
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Dorothy L. Sayers: A Biography: Death, Dante and Lord Peter Wimsey

by Colin Duriez

Narrated by Duriez, Colin

Dorothy L Sayers was a woman of contrasts. A strong Christian, she had a baby by a man she did not love - out of wedlock. Possessing a fierce intellect, she translated Dante - and also created one of the most popular fictional detectives ever, in Lord Peter Wimsey. With no new biographies on Sayers having been published for some time, Colin Duriez reassesses… Read more…

The Oxford Inklings: Lewis, Tolkien and Their Circle
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The Oxford Inklings: Lewis, Tolkien and Their Circle

by Colin Duriez

Narrated by Duriez, Colin

The Oxford Inklings tells the story of the friendships, mutual influence, and common purpose of the Inklings - the literary circle which congregated around C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. Meeting in pubs or Lewis's college rooms, they included an influential array of literary figures. They were, claimed poet and novelist John Wain, bent on 'the task o… Read more…

C.S. Lewis: A Biography of Friendship
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C.S. Lewis: A Biography of Friendship

by Colin Duriez

Narrated by Duriez, Colin

An Oxford student of C.S. Lewis's said he found his new tutor interesting, and was told by J.R.R. Tolkien, 'Interesting? Yes, he's certainly that. You'll never get to the bottom of him.' You can learn a great deal about people by their friends and nowhere is this more true than in the case of C.S. Lewis, the remarkable academic, author, p… Read more…

J.R.R. Tolkien: The Making of a Legend
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J.R.R. Tolkien: The Making of a Legend

by Colin Duriez

Narrated by Duriez, Colin

Long before the successful The Lord of the Rings films, J.R.R. Tolkien's creations, imagination, and characters had captured the attention of millions of readers. But who was the man who dreamt up the intricate languages and perfectly crafted world of Middle-earth? Tolkien had a difficult life, for many years: orphaned and poor, his guardian forbad him t… Read more…

Bedeviled: Lewis, Tolkien and the Shadow of Evil

Bedeviled: Lewis, Tolkien and the Shadow of Evil

by Colin Duriez

The battle between good and evil—in both the seen and unseen worlds—was as clearly at play in the era of C. S. Lewis and his friends in the Oxford literary group, the Inklings, as in our own era. Some of the members of the Inklings carried physical and psychological scars from World War I which led them to deeply consider the problem of evil during the d… Read more…