- Please, Lord, don’t let this turn out to be a hoax: C. S. Lewis worked for MI-6 during World War II.
- A new internet error code, one denoting government censorship, was added to the books earlier this month, and, as is only fitting, it was named in honor of a certain author whom we all know and love. (HT: Corey Poff.)
- I’m not really sure what to make of this article about a French novelist who faked his entire autobiography and pretended to be an imaginary person so that he could win the same award two years in a row, but I’m going to leave it right here anyway.
- Last week, Sørina Higgins‘s Christmas present to everyone was a (fictional) story about Charles Williams and C. S. Lewis going on an impromptu road trip. They talked Romantic Theology, they debated the nature of the Arthurian legends, Williams flirted with a barmaid, and the whole thing was recorded on the @Oddest_Inkling Twitter account. You can find the compendium of those tweets here.
- Here’s a lecture that Neil Gaiman once gave on C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and G. K. Chesterton. Consider your day made.
- I don’t suppose that most of us would call Jane Austen “daring” or “innovative,” but according to at least one author, Emma is a masterpiece of experimental fiction. (HT: Suzannah Rowntree.)
- And now to answer a question that has bothered me for many Decembers: what exactly happened to Tiny Tim Cratchit?
- Last month, we saw a copy of the exceedingly rare “Wicked Bible” go up for sale, and this month, a seminary in New Jersey found a FIRST EDITION King James Bible in one of their collections.
- As a little girl watching the Narnia movies, I always thought Turkish Delight was similar to a jelly doughnut hole. Apparently, I wasn’t the only one who was duped.
That’s all for now. Happy New Year, everybody!