Tumnus’s 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 won’t 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-Aslan’s Rebuttal of Liberal Theology, by Doctor Cornelius

Prophecy and Dream Interpretation, by Roonwit (foreword by Doctor Cornelius)

Stargazing-a beginner’s guide, by Roonwit, author of bestseller Prophecy and Dream Interpretation (foreword by Doctor Cornelius, author of bestseller There is no other Stream)

Roonwit’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Sky

From Cabbie to King: The memoirs of King Frank

The Calormen Art of Storytelling, by Aravis Tarkheena

The Whoo’s 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Investigations into The MetaScience of Multi-World Travel, by Andrew Ketterley (original writings of unpublished notes)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The Disappearing Cabby, by Dr Watson (an unpublished case investigated by Sherlock Holmes)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 dryad’s 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 ABC’s 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 Aslan– found only in the Eternal Library of the new Narnia

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Posted on June 23, 2015, in Miscellaneous and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Hi, Clyde: in light of your Narnia-oriented post, thought you might enjoy my C. S. Lewis-inspired serialized fantasy novel The Wishing Map. Cheers! http://mitchteemley.com/2014/10/08/the-wishing-map-1/

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  2. Those are awesome!! I wish those books were real… Someone should ghost-write them as companion books to the Chronicles. I love the titles, they reflect their authors so well!

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  3. You might not be able to write like C. S. Lewis now but since you are only 14 years old you have time to improve your writing skills. I’m 74 so I will probably never be much better at writing than I am now.

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