18 June 2011

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Celebrating N. Ireland's famous author C.S. Lewis

The Chronicles of Narnia is a series of seven fantasy novels for children written by C.S. Lewis. It is considered a classic of children's literature and is the author's best-known work, having sold over 120 million copies in 41 languages. Written by Lewis between 1949 and 1954 the Chronicles of Narnia have been adapted several times, complete or in part, for radio, television, stage, and cinema.
On Convention Court in east Belfast C.S. Lewis is depicted on a mural along with scenes from his most famous book "The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe". Close by is another mural just off East Belfast's Dee Street. 'The Searcher', a statue sculpted by local artist Ross Wilson, stands outside Holywood Arches library, near to where Lewis grew up. It shows Professor Digory Kirke, hero of 'The Magician's Nephew', entering the magical wardrobe into Narnia.

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