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The lives of Lewis Carroll, J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis
C.S. Lewis first encountered J.R.R. Tolkien in 1926 at a tea at Merton College, Oxford. He recorded his impression in his diary: “No harm in him: only needs a smack or so.” From that unpromising beginning grew a complex, occasionally fractious friendship between the men who would create two of the 20th century’s most famous pieces of imaginary real estate, Narnia and Middle-earth.