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    Tumnusís bookshelf

    In The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Lucy enters a magic wardrobe and goes through it into the land of Narnia. There she meets a faun named Tumnus and is invited to his home for tea. In his house is a shelf filled with books and we are told the names of four of them: Is Man a Myth?, Men, Monks, and Gamekeepers: A Study in Popular Legend, The Life and Letters of Silenus, and Nymphs and Their Ways. Have you ever wondered what the names of some of the other books might be? I never have but I found this site, Into the wardrobe , which suggests possible titles and I am listing some of them below. (If you have never read The Chronicles of Narnia this list wonít make any sense but if you have you will probably enjoy it.)

    The Origin of Christmas: Other-Worldy Holidays
    Getting through Tashbaan: Reflections of a Talking Horse, by Hwin
    The Nightly Gathering Habits of Owls, by Jill Pole
    Signs, a screenplay by Jill Pole
    Wood Lore and Wisdom, by Jill Pole
    How To Throw A Party, by Bacchus and his Girls
    Romping, Fine Wine, and Dining Spots in Narnia: A Guide, by Bacchus
    Us Lions, by the Other Lion
    The Aslan Hoax, by Tirian
    Dragons: a study by someone who almost deserved it, by Eustace Clarence Scrubb
    A Guidebook to Understanding Dragons, by Eustace Scrubb
    101 Turkish Delight Recipes, by Edmond Pevensie
    Its all in Plato, by Prof Digory Kirke
    What they teach in schools: An Academic Investigation, by Prof Digory Kirke
    Astronomy for Beginners, by Dr Cornelius
    There is no other Stream-Aslanís Rebuttal of Liberal Theology, by Doctor Cornelius
    Prophecy and Dream Interpretation, by Roonwit (foreword by Doctor Cornelius)
    Stargazing-a beginnerís guide, by Roonwit, author of bestseller Prophecy and Dream Interpretation (foreword by Doctor Cornelius, author of bestseller There is no other Stream)
    Roonwitís Exhaustive Concordance of the Sky
    From Cabbie to King: The memoirs of King Frank
    The Calormen Art of Storytelling, by Aravis Tarkheena
    The Whooís Whoo, by Glimfeather
    A very fine lady, by Andrew Ketterley (censorship issues stopped him from using his original title)
    Investigations into The MetaScience of Multi-World Travel, by Andrew Ketterley (original writings of unpublished notes)
    Great scholars and their unquestionable methods, a biography, by Andrew Ketterley
    Dreamy, Sleepy Music for Dummies, by Faun Tumnus
    Strange Happenings in Turn of the Century London, by various authors
    The Disappearing Cabby, by Dr Watson (an unpublished case investigated by Sherlock Holmes)
    To Serve Marshwiggle, by The Ladies of the Harfang Garden Club
    Revealing the Real You!, by Puzzle
    Chalk Tarts and Loam Cakes: a dryadís cookbook
    Passing the Buck: Beaurocracy in Action, by Governor Gumpus
    Dufflepuds I Have Known, by Coriakin
    Edible Gems of the Wild: The Bism Journals, by Golg
    Paw-Suckers Anonymous: A Twelve Step Program, by A. Bulgy Bear
    Raging Twin, by Prince Corin Thunderfist
    The Last Wave, by Reepicheep
    Be All That You Can Be, by Bree
    Tashbaan Revisited, by Rabadash the Ridiculous
    Protecting Your Clothing During Battle, by Rabadash the Ridiculous (including a new chapter on Leaping)
    The One Minute Manager: Vacations in No Time, by Edmund and Lucy Pevensie
    Comparative Religion Studies, by Tashlan
    Music of Creation, by Polly Plummer (A Collection of Creation Songs and Tunes as Recollected and Remembered)
    The ABCís of Sword Maintenance, by Aslan
    From Monkey to Man: an Autobiography, by Lord Shift
    The Life of a Retired Star, by Ramandu
    How to Avoid Enchanted Furniture, by Prince Rilian
    Disposing of Animal Skins the Responsible Way: The Northern Wastes Hunting Permits Agency.
    Like, Whatever !?!?!, by Lasaraleen Tarkheena
    From Strawberry to Fledge. History of the winged horses, by Fledge
    Learning how to Shoot an Arrow in 3 Simple Steps, by Susan
    Water is powerful wet stuff and other observations, by the dufflepods.
    The Lion and the Lamb, by Aslan
    Beyond The Sea, by Reepicheep
    The Wood Between The Worlds, by Digory Kirke and Polly Plummer, foreword by King Frank
    What not to do on a rainy day, by the Pevensie family
    Dances with Gnomes: A guide to the Underworld, by Golg the Gnome
    Narnia and the North! My journey home. Memoirs of King Cor, foreword by Bree the horse
    The Day Aslan Shut the Door: The End of Narnia, an account by several followers of AslanĖ found only in the Eternal Library of the new Narnia
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    Re: Tumnusís bookshelf

    I hate to be this kind of nerd, but wouldn't quite a few of these be out of the timeline? Tumnus having been long since passed by the time Jill Pole shows up for example.
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    Re: Tumnusís bookshelf

    Quote Originally Posted by Squatch347 View Post
    I hate to be this kind of nerd, but wouldn't quite a few of these be out of the timeline? Tumnus having been long since passed by the time Jill Pole shows up for example.
    You are right but I think the titles are still interesting.
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    Re: Tumnusís bookshelf

    Since my previous reply something else has occurred to me. We know that time in Narnia isn't like time on earth. Someone can spend years in Narnia and on his return to earth find that no time had elapsed. Perhaps times doesn't always move in the same direction there and it would be possible for Tumnus to obtain books that hadn't been written yet.
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    Re: Tumnusís bookshelf

    That is possible, though I think Lewis makes the point that it just travels at different rates, rather than directions. It would also be a problem because the characters shouldn't be surprised by some of the things they are given the information in the library. Still, the literary collection of Narnia is an interesting topic.
    "Suffering lies not with inequality, but with dependence." -Voltaire
    "Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions.Ē -G.K. Chesterton
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    Re: Tumnusís bookshelf

    I have not read any C.S. Lewis, much to my shame the nearest I got was The Lord of the Rings .
    Apparently Tolkien was a friend of CS Lewis and partly instrumental in his acceptance of the Christian Faith.
    Tolkien was a Catholic and disappointed that Lewis did not join the Catholic Church.
    Some have seen The Lord of the Rings as a religious allegory ; Frodo being the sterotype of Jesus who eventually rids the world of evil when he destroys the
    master ring.
    Evangelical Christians are very wary of magical fiction believing it sets the readers mind on a path to the occult.
    Interestingly Mr Richard Dawkins is against fairy stories for children thinking it may pave the way to what he sees as religious phantasy.
    If I had to choose between Catholic and Evangelical it would definitely be Catholic.
    Catholisism is more tolerant of the foibles of human nature and has now joined thegrowing band of big bang Christians.

 

 

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