Items of interest from current Notes and Queries
First, an article of interest on Lewis:
Mervyn Nicholson. “C. S. Lewis, Fairy Tales, and Walter de la Mare”
Notes and Queries (2011) 58(4): 581-583 doi:10.1093/notesj/gjr200
Includes a couple of interesting comparisons between passages in de la Mare’s “Bluebeard” and the Narnia books—including a reference in “Bluebeard” to a room containing nothing but a very large wardrobe.
And second, long-time readers of Mythlore may remember Margaret P. Hannay’s articles on Lewis and Sayers in the 1970s. She recently published a book, Mary Sidney, Lady Wroth, about the author of the romance/roman a clef Urania.
Janet Brennan Croft
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