Sep. 5th, 2010

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"The authors of The Chronicles of Narnia and The Lord of the Rings were visitors here and it is said that the great bulk of the Malvern Hills gave them inspiration for at least parts of their works of fantasy. It is claimed that CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien once spent an evening drinking and chatting together in a Malvern pub.

It was a winter’s evening and snow lay all about and more snow gently fell on the ground. As they wrapped themselves in their winter coats, it is said, the two authors looked out at the wintry scene and Lewis, upon seeing a street lamp shining through the snow, turned to Tolkien and said 'that would make a wonderful opening line to a book'.

That image would later appear at the opening of the Narnia adventures."

http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2010/09/05/getting-inspired-malvern.html

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