Lewis, now famed the world over as a children’s author and religious apologist, was a university Professor who kept his private life a doggedly guarded secret. Living exclusively in the world of men, his life was really dominated by women – by his mother, whose death when he was a child scarred his whole life; by Jane Moore, with whom he lived for thirty-three years; and by Joy Davidman, the American he married. The mystery of Lewis is deep. He was a man who professed to be ruled by his head, but was manifestly governed by his heart. In THE MAN BEHIND NARNIA, A.N. Wilson, who wrote Lewis's full-length biography over twenty years ago, returns to the theme – having made a television documentary about Lewis and his work. He opens the wardrobe and finds many demons – some are Lewis’s, and some are his own.
A.N. Wilson is the author of over forty books – 20 novels, biographies of C.S. Lewis, Tolstoy, and John Milton, a three-part history of the last 100 years, and stories for children.