Lewis was a brilliant, prolific writer and deeply complex man, capable of inspiring both devotion and hostility. A.N. Wilson explores his relationships with his close friend J.R.R. Tolkien, with his brother, with a much older woman and with a divorced, dying woman whom he married in defiance of the church.
THE BOOK OF THE PEOPLE: HOW TO READ THE BIBLE
A N Wilson explores how readers and thinkers have approached the Bible, and how it might be read today. He challenges the way fundamentalists - whether believers or non-believers - have misused the Bible, either by neglecting and failing to recognize its cultural significance, or by using it as a weapon against those with whom they disagree.
INCLINE OUR HEARTS
Julian Ramsay is an orphan growing up in Norfolk in the years after World War 2 with an assortment of relatives. His ambition is to become a writer but first he must go through prep and public school, followed by National Service.
This novel explores the life and times of one of the greatest British explorers, Captain Cook, and the golden age of Britain's period of expansion and exploration. Wilson's protagonist, witness to Cook's brilliance and wisdom, is George Forster, who travelled with Cook as botanist on board the HMS Resolution, on Cook's second expedition to the southern hemisphere, and penned a famous account of the journey.
VICTORIA: A LIFE
To many, Queen Victoria is a ruler shrouded in myth and mystique - an aging, stiff widow, paraded as the figurehead to an all-male imperial enterprise. But in truth, Britain's longest reigning monarch was one of the most passionate, expressive, humorous and unconventional women who ever lived, and the story of her life continues to fascinate.