London: Geoffrey Bles, 1956. First edition. Inscribed on the front flyleaf: "The Tewsfield Ladies from C.S. Lewis."
Tewsfield was the house next to the Kilns where C.S. Lewis lived. It shared a driveway with the Kilns and was occupied by Alice Griggs and her sister-in-law, Rhoda Rose Griggs. Of all the neighbors, they were the closest friends to C.S. Lewis and his partner, Janie King Moore. In Warnie Lewis’ book "Brothers & Friends," he tells, with relish, about Alice Griggs fussing in a tirade against Mrs. Moore for showing more concern for her dog than for C. S. Lewis, who was in the hospital with exhaustion (Lewis, 1982, p. 226). They are also discussed in chapter 13 of "C. S. Lewis & His Circle."
The book is in Fine condition with a few spot of foxing to the page block fore-edge, but generally in excellent condition. The dust jacket is Near Fine on account of foxing to the rear panel and minor wear at the spine ends. Signed Lewis is generally scarce, but a close association is quite something. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. (Item #1590)
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