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The Silver Chair (The Chronicles of Narnia)
by C. S. Lewis | Children's Books
Registered by wingApoloniaXwing of Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin Germany on 1/13/2011
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Journal Entry 1 by wingApoloniaXwing from Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin Germany on Thursday, January 13, 2011

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Clive Staples Lewis (29 November 1898 – 22 November 1963), commonly referred to as C. S. Lewis and known to his friends and family as "Jack", was an Irish-born British novelist, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian and Christian apologist. He is well known for his fictional work, especially The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia and The Space Trilogy.
Lewis was a close friend of J. R. R. Tolkien, and both authors were leading figures in the English faculty at Oxford University and in the informal Oxford literary group known as the "Inklings". According to his memoir Surprised by Joy, Lewis had been baptised in the Church of Ireland at birth, but fell away from his faith during his adolescence. Owing to the influence of Tolkien and other friends, at the age of 32 Lewis returned to Christianity, becoming "a very ordinary layman of the Church of England". His conversion had a profound effect on his work, and his wartime radio broadcasts on the subject of Christianity brought him wide acclaim.
In 1956, he married the American writer Joy Gresham, 17 years his junior, who died four years later of cancer at the age of 45.
Lewis died three years after his wife, as the result of renal failure. His death came one week before his 65th birthday. Media coverage of his death was minimal, as he died on 22 November 1963 – the same day that U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, and the same day another famous author, Aldous Huxley, died.
Lewis's works have been translated into more than 30 languages and have sold millions of copies. The books that make up The Chronicles of Narnia have sold the most and have been popularised on stage, TV, radio and cinema.

(Photo: a lion assisting with release preparations, he didn't want to be released though and stayed behind...) 

Journal Entry 2 by wingApoloniaXwing at Friedrich-Ebert-Straße, Neustadt in Bremen, Bremen Germany on Wednesday, May 25, 2011

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Released 7 yrs ago (5/25/2011 UTC) at Friedrich-Ebert-Straße, Neustadt in Bremen, Bremen Germany


Skulptur "Der Stuhl" (The Chair), Martina Benz 2002, Bremen Neustadt, Friedrich-Ebert-Straße / Pappelstraße

Dieses Buch wurde im Rahmen der Bookcrossing Monopoly Challenge freigelassen. Das indisch-US-amerikanisch-deutsche Team „Thimble“ ist auf dem Feld „Tables & Chairs“ gelandet…

This book has been released for the Bookcrossing Monopoly challenge. The Thimblans have landed on the tables & chairs spot… so The Silver Chair is released on a stone chair (a former enemy of the White Witch, whom she petrified), along with Gauguin’s chair (painted by van Gogh) and a bookmark with W.S. Gilbert’s lovely quote “It isn’t so much what’s on the table that matters, as what’s on the chairs.”
And today is Towel Day!!! The annual celebration on the 25th of May, as a tribute to the late author Douglas Adams (1952-2001). Bookcrossers are generally very fond of Douglas Adams because he is the “father” of our Ballycumber logo: "Ballycumber (n.) One of the six half-read books lying somewhere in your bed." (from: The Deeper Meaning of Liff).
That’s why a little Ballycumber (with a sword) is travelling along with the book. Please be kind to him. 

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