100 Facts about Charles Williams

Here is a reprint of Grevel Lindop’s 100 Facts about CW. Enjoy!

Book Geeks Anonymous

Last week, the first full-length biography of novelist, poet, and Inkling Charles Williams sprung on the literary world (in Great Britain; the US release date is scheduled for December 29). Leading up to the book’s release, its author Grevel Lindop tweeted a fact about Charles Williams every day for 100 days. Because I know a good many of you are Charles Williams fans, and an even bigger number of you love The Inklings, I’m posting the full list here, complete as of October 28. (I’ve taken the liberty of highlighting the ones I find most interesting. :))

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#1 – In 1942, Charles Williams was called in by the Oxford University Press to exorcise a haunted building (now the OUP shop) in Oxford High Street.

The Oxford University Press bookshop (where Charles Williams is supposed to have exorcised a ghost). Image by Takashi Hososhima. The Oxford University Press bookshop (where Charles Williams is supposed to have exorcised a ghost). Image by Takashi Hososhima.

#2 – Charles Williams attended the…

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About Sørina Higgins

Sørina Higgins is a writer, English teacher, and Inklings scholar. Sørina serves as Chair of the Department of Language and Literature at Signum University and teaches English at King's College and Lehigh Carbon Community College. She has published two books of poetry, "The Significance of Swans" and "Caduceus."
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One Response to 100 Facts about Charles Williams

  1. Richard Johnston says:

    What a great post! I’ve added it to my home screen. Lindop’s Biography of Williams is brilliant. It is available as an ebook for Kindle and Mac.

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