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George Sayer (1914–2005)

Author of Jack: A Life of C. S. Lewis

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Legal name
Sayer, George Sydney Benedict
Birthdate
1914-06-01
Date of death
2005-10-20
Gender
male
Nationality
England, UK
Birthplace
Bradfield, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom
Place of death
United Kingdom
Education
Trinity College, Glenalmond, Perthshire, Scotland
Magdalen College, Oxford, England, UK
Occupations
teacher
author
Relationships
Lewis, C. S. (friend)
Organizations
Malvern College, Malvern, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom
Short biography
George Sydney Benedict Sayer (1 June 1914 – 20 October 2005) was a teacher at Malvern College and is probably best known for his biography of the author C. S. Lewis.

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available from Blackwells - as confirmed on 2.2.23
LT shows this in my Library but cannot locate copy - may turn up someday - or not
 
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Overgaard | 10 other reviews | Feb 3, 2023 |
purchased on our trip to England in 1990
 
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Overgaard | 10 other reviews | Feb 3, 2023 |
Probably the most balanced biography of Lewis that I've ever read. Most articles and books about him are a rave from beginning to end, but this takes his flaws and mistakes into account, whilst still portraying a very loving picture of one of the most influential men of our times.
 
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FaithBurnside | 10 other reviews | Aug 17, 2022 |
This is right in my venn diagram including the following elements: English schools and universities, 1898 to post-war, Narnia. The Christian stuff doesn't bother me either, avoid if it gets up your nose. I read a lot of C.S. Lewis in late high school when I was trying on Christianity. I really enjoyed reading the biography over the past week. The first half of the book especially is presented in lots of location detail and more objectivity than I expected from the author who was Lewis's student, personal friend and fellow believer. There was too much for me on individual poems and their critical reception (English literature was a *very* small place early in the 20th c.) I am less interested in Lewis's moral arguments than earlier in life. Also, sadly, the author gets drawn into a no-win argument about when Lewis's late marriage was consummated. Still it was a good visit with an old friend. He was a strong flavor and I'm glad to spend a little more time with him.… (more)
 
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Je9 | 10 other reviews | Aug 10, 2021 |

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