We’re back with another edition of Free Stuff Fridays. This one is sponsored by Zondervan, a company which I’m guessing needs little introduction. They are offering five copies of a brand new book and one that is just beautiful. The Inklings of Oxford is a coffee table kind of book that focuses on “C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Their Friends.” Written by Harry Lee Poe and featuring the photography of James Ray Veneman, it asks, “Have you ever wondered what it would be like to walk this medieval city’s narrow, winding lanes in the company of such giants of Christian literature? Let The Inklings of Oxford be you tour guide to Oxford and its environs.”
Here is the publisher’s description of the book:
Oxford’s fabled streets echo with the names of such key figures in English history as Edmund Halley, John Wycliffe, and John and Charles Wesley. Of more recent times are those of C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and the other members of the renowned literary circle to which they belonged, the Inklings.
What would it be like to walk this medieval city’s narrow lanes in the company of such giants of Christian literature, to visit Magdalen College, where Lewis and Tolkien read aloud their works-in-progress to their friends, or the Eagle and Child pub, the Inklings’ favorite gathering place?
The lavish photography of this book will introduce you to the fascinating world of the Inklings, matching their words to the places where these friends discussed–and argued over–theology, philosophy, ancient Norse myth, and Old Icelandic, while writing stories that were to become classics of the faith.
The Inklings of Oxford will deepen your knowledge of and appreciation for this unique set of personalities. The book also features a helpful map section for taking walking tours of Oxford University and its environs.
Rules: You may only enter the draw once. Simply fill out your name and email address to enter the draw. As soon as the winners have been chosen, all names and addresses will be immediately and permanently erased. Winners will be notified by email. The giveaway closes Saturday at noon.