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Narnia Menu: “Prince Rilian’s Pigeon Pie”

By Astrid Tuttle Winegar In a Dark Castle in The Silver Chair, Jill, Scrubb, and Puddleglum encounter a mysterious, yet annoyingly charming nonetheless, Knight. He treats them to a feast of “pigeon pie, cold ham, salad, and cakes.” He is obviously spellbound and tells his guests that he will “turn into the likeness of a great serpent, hungry, fierce, and ...

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Narnia Menu: “Pole’s Pucker-Up Posset”

By Astrid Tuttle Winegar In The Silver Chair, poor Jill, Eustace, and Puddleglum end up in the company of giants. The Queen takes a “liking” to Jill, who understandably has lost it and is now indulging in a good cry. “Give her lollipops, give her dolls, give her physics, give her all you can think of—possets and comfits and caraways ...

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Narnia Returns! The Silver Chair coming from Sony’s TriStar

Sony’s TriStar has joined with The Mark Gordon Company, The C.S. Lewis Company and Entertainment One (eOne) to produce The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair for the silver screen. Picking up where 20th Century Fox and Walden Media left off, The Silver Chair is the next book in the series. It will star a new cast, due to the length of time ...

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Book Review: Bedeviled: Lewis, Tolkien and the Shadow of Evil

Book Review: Bedeviled: Lewis, Tolkien and the Shadow of Evil Crystal Hurd   Colin Duriez’s latest book is full of evil. Or more specifically, it explores how C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien wove the theme of good and evil into their respective literary works. You may be familiar with Duriez’s work. He is absolutely prolific. My shelf is full of ...

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Narnia Menu: “The Dufflepuds’ Mushroom Soup”

Image source: http://narnia.wikia.com/wiki/Dufflepud By Astrid Tuttle Winegar Lucy, Edmund, and Eustace share a meal prepared and served by the Dufflepuds. It was… well, interesting, to put it mildly. It was also particularly messy, since their invisible hosts “progressed up the long dining-hall in a series of bounds or jumps. […] When the dish contained anything like soup or stew the ...

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Narnia Menu: “Caspian’s Venison Pastries”

Photo of Prince Caspian's venison pastries; Photo by Astrid Winegar

Near the end of Prince Caspian, things are looking pretty grim. Caspian has been bitten by a “wolf thing,” and a treacherous conspiracy has been unmasked. After some first aid and body disposal, Trumpkin says, “Now. Before everything else we want some breakfast.” Peter and Edmund dream of “buttered eggs and hot coffee,” while Cornelius and Caspian “were thinking of ...

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