By Chloe Year 9
• C.S Lewis was born in Belfast on 29th of
November 1898, in a house where
Dundela flats now stand.
• He had a dog called Jacksie.
• When Jacksie died, Lewis insisted on
being called Jack.
• As a teenager he loved collecting copies
of his favourite stories and poetry.
• He used to memorize long passages from
his favourite stories off by heart.
• He attended Campbell College in Belfast.
Here are some of
• He was in the first World War, and was
wounded in the arm, chest and leg.
• He became a teacher in Oxford University
• Lewis married in 1956, but unfortunately
his wife died in 1960.
• The street lamp in Campbell College
grounds may have been the inspirations
for the Lamp in The Lion, The witch and
• The Mourne Mountains in Northern Ireland
were his inspirations for Narnia.
• The Lion door handle on his church door
might have been the inspiration for the
• C.S Lewis has written over 40 books but
his most popular is the Lion, the Witch and
• His books have translated into more than
20 languages including Chinese.
• He wrote his books every morning for one
hour before he started teaching his
students at Oxford University.
• A plaque has been erected near Dundela
Flats to mark where Lewis was born in
• His family used to worship in St Marks
Church on the Holywood Road.
• There is a stained glass window in St
Marks Church that was donated by the
Lewis brothers. St Mark’s
• Lewis died in 1963 at the age of 65 and
his grave is in Oxford.
• We have had to say good bye to a brilliant
author and devout Christian who brought
us such amazing stories and tales as The
Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe and
the Chronicles of Narnia.
By Chloe Baxter year 9 English