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Thank you so much for your comments. We couldn’t agree more and hope that these recordings will bring some comfort to those who knew and loved Sylvia.
Thank you so much for sharing this memory. There is a striking parallel with the night of 24th May 1738 when John Wesley, whom John Walsh so admired, went ‘very reluctantly’ to a meeting in Aldersgate Street. On both occasions, one might say, the rest is history!
How delightful to hear John Walsh talking so incisively and eloquently. He told me several years ago at a Jesus College lunch about the dark-and-stormy-night when Lewis interrupted him while working in his College room. Lewis insisted that Walsh drop what he was doing and go with him to the Eagle and Child to meet with “a few chaps” to talk about their writing. Lewis pulled up Walsh by his collar and marched him out to what became The Inklings.