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Real story of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and the Malvern connection

Worcester News } Peter Smith

… Tolkien walked slowly, stopping and starting, which frustrated the Lewis bothers. George [Sayers] gladly offered to accompany him on the hills where he puffed on his pipe, talked rapidly, pointing out wild flowers, birds and especially trees. Lewis and his brother walked at a strenuous pace for half an hour before taking a break or soak’ as they called it, while Tolkien and George caught up.… Tolkien told George, that sometimes, places on the Malverns seemed to take him back to scenes of fantasy that he had written previously. Walking on the hills brought him great pleasure, but they were not the original inspiration for his books.…

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date recorded 📅2022-01-05
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