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Master of the Month - C. S. Lewis

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Clive Staples Lewis / C. S. Lewis November 1898 - November 1963

"You can't get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me". C. S. Lewis

Clive Staples Lewis or better known as C. S. Lewis is many things including an academic, a lay theologian, a medievalist, an essayist but most famous as a writer. Lewis wrote more than thirty books in differing genres making his works touch and inspire all across the world. Lewis was a committed Christian and even broadcasted discussions with his beliefs including 'Mere Christianity', 1941. Lewis had lost his faith during adolescence but his friend J. R. R. Tolkien encouraged him to join the church once more. They later created a literary group together at Oxford University called the Inklings. The Inklings wanted to appreciate and share their enthusiasm for narrative fiction and fantasy which then lead Lewis to begin his famous trilogy The Chronicles of Narnia, his bestselling works to date.  

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Artist of the week – Saoirse Lou

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Saoirse is an illustrator currently living in the UK. Her main influences are the forest and woodlands, being inspired by the magic and nature that they possess.

Illustrations by Saoirse Lou

As seen in her illustrations, she creates narratives around characters that she imagines, each depicting natural elements whether it’s the colour of their green skin or the little fairies making mischief in the mushroom groves! She has recently challenged herself to create monochrome pieces (with pinks cheeks of course!), and hopefully in the future to create a book. Original artwork, prints and handy bookmarks are available at her Etsy store here.

Instagram: @saoirsescribbles

Content belongs to Saoirse Lou

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