C.S. Lewis

Author

Clive Staples Lewis was a British writer and lay theologian. Lewis held academic positions in English literature at both Oxford University and Cambridge University. He is best known for The Chronicles of Narnia and the Space trilogy. 1 2 3

Daily Routine

C. S. Lewis started his day with breakfast at 8 am and would ensure he was at his desk by 9 am to begin reading or writing. It was routine for him to be brought a tea or coffee at 11 am.

In the afternoons, he would expect to have lunch on the table for exactly 1 pm. Shortly after, usually by 2 pm at the latest, Lewis would enjoy taking a solitary stroll outdoors so he could absorb natures sounds. He was conscious that being accompanied by friends would inevitably lead to talking and smoking and, as a result, partially impair his senses. After returning home from a walk, he would expect to have tea by no later than 4:15 pm and always in solitude. During mealtime, Lewis would find pleasure from eating and reading, however, he opted for gossipy and formless books as oppose to poetry.

Work for C.S. Lewis restarted at 5 pm and lasted until 7 pm. As the evening approached its climax, Lewis would have his evening meal followed by talk or possibly some lighter reading. He typically saw no reason to be in bed later than 23:00.