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The world at large is noting the passing of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, as well they should.

Forgive me if I’m personally more affected by the passing of Pauline Baynes, the original illustrator of the Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis, and some of the lesser-known works of J.R.R. Tolkien. Several of her illustrations may be found in this tribute by her friend Brian Sibley, who reminds me that she also illustrated several other favorite books, including The Borrowers series and Watership Down.

Thanks for both of them

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