Blessings to Dionysius and Defenders for the forum and this post--further thinking led me to a great site related to CS Lewis: www.cslbookclub.com
, which features concise reviews of many of his books, free study guides, and long selections of text of some some of the books.
The site opens with a picture I find very moving of Lewis' writing desk, and comments on the heavy curtains used to "blackout" in wartime (WWII) England. For those who may not know or recall, Lewis was not subject to the English draft (WWI) because he was Irish, but he volunteered, turning of age just as he entered college, and returned from France wounded but also as hero after having single-handedly captured a large squad of Germans. Later, in WWII he served as a coastal patrol spotter and also broadcast weekly on BBC, becoming the most-recognized voice in England after PM Winston Churchill.