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A Severe Mercy : C. S. Lewis's Influence on a Moving and Tragic Love Story

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C. S. Lewis was their mentor and friend. When tragedy struck, he became their guide and a comforter of piercing insight and compassion. His letters are carefully preserved and reproduced in this moving account of the extraordinary love between Sheldon Vanauken and Jean Davis. This beautiful tale bears witness not only to the relationship between Van and Davy, but to the understanding which grew between two men who both had to suffer the severe pain of loss.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 22mm | 199.58g
  • Hodder & Stoughton General Division
  • Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1444701401
  • 9781444701401
  • 67,517

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One of the most remarkable books I've ever read. It belongs in the genre of St Augustine's Confessions. Dom Julian OSB Very, very good ... I don't think I could ever forget it. The Rev. Walter Hoopershow more

About Sheldon Vanauken

The late Sheldon Vanauken was educated at the Universities of Yale and Oxford. For many years he was a Professor of English and History at Lynchburg College in his native Virginia.show more

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2 3% (350)
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