This promises to be a big year for fans of C. S. Lewis, who are anxiously awaiting the release of the Disney adaptation of Prince Caspian this summer. As I reported in an earlier Blog entry, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe made the Booktrust’s “Best Children’s Books of All Time” list. In light of these events, HarperCollins, official publisher of the Chronicles of Narnia books, is expecting a fabulous year. The online edition of the London Times reports:
To celebrate, publishers HarperCollins employed Diane Simpson, a professional graphologist, to analyse samples of his handwriting, taken from some of his letters. She did not know whose script she was studying.
The profile Simpson provides seems to be an amazingly accurate portrayal of Lewis’s personality, as this samples shows:
It seems to me that he takes himself rather seriously. He requires no outside criticism as he provides more than enough for himself. He is self-critical and self-monitoring… he really cares about getting things right. I don’t think he’s shy - but he chooses to keep himself to himself.
Click here to read the article including the complete handwriting analysis.