‘We feasted on love, every mode of it – solemn and merry, romantic and realistic, sometimes as dramatic as a thunderstorm, sometimes as comfortable and unemphatic as putting on your soft slippers.’ C. S. Lewis
The celebrated scholar and writer C. S. Lewis achieved great success in his life – yet to many he remained an engima. Although he had many friends, few if any ever saw the real, private Lewis and for six decades of his life he remained a confirmed bachelor.
Then, at the age of sixty, Lewis met Joy Davidman. Davidman, an unconventional American divorcee, turned his world upside down. It was with her that Lewis truly found love and was drawn out of his shell.
This is the story of their brief but incandescent love, its tragic end and a faith that endures beyond even the deepest grief.
This updated edition contains a new Introduction by author Brian Sibley and a Preface by the UK’s leading Lewis scholar, Alister McGrath.