Including the True Story of the Remarkable Love Affair between Joy Davidman and C. S. Lewis
There has probably never been a less likely couple: she, an American divorcee and the mother of two young boys; he, an Oxford don and confirmed bachelor who inhabited an eccentric household with his brother, a retired Royal Army major. Yet the relationship of C. S. Lewis and Joy Davidman, portrayed in this moving autobiography by her son Douglas Gresham, was destined to become of the most deeply moving love stories of our time.
About the Author
Douglas Gresham is the son of Joy Davidman, who later married C.S. Lewis. As a boy, Gresham lived at "The Kilns," the Oxfordshire home Lewis shared with his brother Warnie, and then Davidman. After many years in Tasmania, Australia, he now lives in County Carlow, Ireland.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book was disappointing to me, as the book is mostly about Douglas Gresham, the son of Joy Davidman and stepson of C.S. Lewis and not C.S. Lewis. Gresham spent most of his time at boarding school during Joy Davidman's and 'Jack's' marriage, and really doesn't seem to know them all that well. Another problem with the book is the lack of context in which things are placed. For example, Gresham's first boarding school was dreadful and he learned nothing--not even how to form the letters of the alphabet!! Why did two incredibly intelligent writers have him stay at the school? It sounds neglectful. Of course, perhaps, there was another reason, but Gresham does not share it.