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.
In the final episode, Screwtape begins to lose faith in his protégé's progress: "Do you not realise that the patient's death, at this moment, is precisely what we want to avoid ... he will almost certainly be lost to us if he is killed tonight".
Read by Simon Russell Beale
Abridged and produced by Jane Marshall.
A Jane Marshall production for BBC Radio 4.
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