Here’s a gift idea for those readers on your list. If you know your beloved’s favorite author, and know that your beloved has read all the books by that author, don’t throw your hands up in despair. Give your beloved bibliophile a favorite book of said bibliophile’s favorite author. If you adore someone’s writing, surely you are curious about who/what shaped his views or molded her style.
This might take some research, but isn’t that what we have Google for? Type in: literary influences “[author’s name]” and see what comes up. You might get a young C.S. Lewis fan some George MacDonald books.
Note: EE specified Evelyn Underhill’s The Mystery of Charity, which I couldn’t find. So the image above is representative of Evelyn Underhill. Also in EE’s list was Janet Erskine Stuart’s Life and Letters.
Is anyone out there salivating? Welcome to the wonderful world of books, authors, and ideas. It’s a beautiful life.