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Wednesday 5 August 2015

Editor's Viewpoint: City's novel idea

Published 03/08/2012 | 08:00

It took Northern Ireland almost a century to wake up to its Titanic heritage. It is similarly slothful in its appreciation of one of its greatest writers, C S Lewis, a man whose work is appreciated around the world and whose Narnia books have been translated into successful movies.

Lewis was enthralled by the Mourne Mountains landscape and surely that area could not have a better marketing tool than the writer's work.

Similarly east Belfast can lay claim to his heritage. International visitors will know more about Lewis than about Northern Ireland, so his reputation should be put to good use by the tourism development authorities.

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