When he received a fan letter from a young American reader, the Chronicles of Narnia author took the opportunity to offer young Joan some writing advice ... and in so doing, gave all aspiring writers some worthwhile rules of the road.
Given that the word fan is a shortened version of fanatic, it's no surprise that tempers can run hot when passionate individuals get to debating the relative merits of J.R.R. Tolkien and his contemporary and friend, C.S. Lewis. And as the police blotter shows, there ain't no fight like a literary fight.