Diana stayed at The Kilns, C.S. Lewis’s home, when she visited Oxford in February. Her photo of Lewis’s desk, taken in the wintry daylight pouring through the window of the common room, has been posted on the C.S. Lewis Foundation’s blog together with a poem it inspired Malcolm Guite to quote.
This desk is one of the places where Lewis wrote the Narnia books. You can see how cluttered it is with artifacts, preserving the way his work space actually looked.
That’s why the photo reminded me of – and genuinely belongs to — that set of pictures of well-known writers’ messy offices I collected in “Where Real Writers Work.”