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Narnia author Lewis to be honoured at Poets' Corner

Published on Nov 22, 2012 11:42 PM

LONDON (REUTERS) - Chronicles Of Narnia creator C.S. Lewis will be honoured next year with a memorial stone in Poets' Corner at Westminster Abbey in central London.

The novelist, poet, essayist and literary critic will join the likes of Geoffrey Chaucer, William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens and Thomas Hardy who are either buried or commemorated in the famous location.

The memorial will be dedicated at a special service to be held on Nov 22 next year, the 50th anniversary of Lewis's death at the age of 64. He was buried in Oxford.

Mr Vernon White, Canon Theologian at Westminster Abbey, called Lewis "an extraordinarily imaginative and rigorous thinker and writer who was able to convey the Christian faith in a way that made it both credible and attractive to a wide range of people.

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