This week marks the fiftieth anniversary of C.S. Lewis's death, and a memorial stone to the author is due to be unveiled in Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey.
Book of the Week marks the occasion with a reading of his famous letters from a senior to a junior devil.
Today, the senior devil demands information from his protégé: "My dear Wormwood, I haven't yet got a report from you on young women in the neighbourhood. I should like it at once". His advice is that, if the junior devil can't tempt his patient to be unchaste, at least he might tempt him to fall in love with a woman with whom he would have an unhappy marriage, "if 'falling in love', is the best we can manage".
Read by Simon Russell Beale
Abridged and produced by Jane Marshall
A Jane Marshall production for BBC Radio 4.
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