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“I’d Rather be Damned than Go along With You!” The Big Man in The Great Divorce

Readers here will know that I’ve blogged about bullying before. C.S. Lewis himself struggled with the culture of bullying at the schools he went to. In this intriguing chapter of The Great Divorce, published 70 years ago today, Lewis explores … Continue reading

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On the Nobody Somebody Has Inside: A Post About Bullying For Pink Shirt Day

By all accounts the famous children’s author, C.S. Lewis, was bullied badly in the English private school that he was subjected to as a child. His first school, Wynyard, had a bully as a headmaster. Robert Capron–nicknamed “Oldie” by the … Continue reading

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A Letter Home to his Papy 100 Years Ago Today

After my Monday post about C.S. Lewis’ diary entry 90 years ago, a reader asked why I didn’t just go the distance and include a letter from 100 years ago. While I’m as much a fan of centenary celebrations as … Continue reading

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On the Nobody Somebody Has Inside: A Post About Bullying For Pink Shirt Day

By all accounts the famous children’s author, C.S. Lewis, was bullied badly in the English private school that he was subjected to as a child. His first school, Wynyard, had a bully as a headmaster. Robert Capron–nicknamed “Oldie” by the … Continue reading

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Narnian Pilgrims and The Evil of Middle Management

My son and I have just finished the fourth Chronicle of Narnia, The Silver Chair. Though it is perhaps the least layered book, with fewer mythic symbols woven into the fabric of the storyline, it is probably my favourite book … Continue reading

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Bullies Then and Now: Bullying’s Effect on Everyday Life

I’ve written on the struggles C.S. Lewis had growing up with bullies–it really was a lifelong struggle–and we see from time to time how Lewis captures the victim’s feelings in fiction, like when “Jill Pole was crying behind the gym” … Continue reading

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“Jill Pole Was Crying Behind the Gym”: Bullying at the Experiment House

I’ve written before about Lewis’ lifelong struggle with bullies, and my own reflection on what I think is at the core of bullying, but I just happened to read this passage today–a “pink shirt” day dedicated to stopping bullying. My … Continue reading

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