Oxshot #4 - The Aslan Door

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Oxshot #4 - The Aslan Door

The Aslan Door, flanked by two gold fawns and a strangely familiar lampost, is said to have inspired the wardrobe door through which the Pevensie children step in C.S. Lewis' The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. A tutor and fellow of Magdalen College, Lewis would have often passed by the door, crossing from Oxford's High Street into Radcliffe Square on his way, perhaps, to The Bodleian Library.

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