Five months before he died, C. S. Lewis wrote this letter to a young member of St. Barnabas. A copy of the letter is now on display as part of our 50th anniversary celebration.
20 June 63
I am delighted to hear that you like the Narnian series, and it was nice of you to write and tell me. I’m afraid there won’t be any more. There was – if you see what I mean – only a certain amount of tea in the tea-pot. Enough for seven cups. If I tried to pour out seven more I’d have to water the brew and then it wouldn’t be worth drinking. It is because most authors don’t know when to stop that so many rotten books are written.
All good wishes.
C. S. Lewis