Monday, March 21, 2011

Chronicles of Narnia Postage Stamps Released

Myths that arise from history, language and landscape have shaped our literary and artistic heritage, and popular culture. The stories chosen for this stamp issue are the myths and legends of King Arthur, the Narnia stories of CS Lewis, JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series and the Discworld of Sir Terry Pratchett.

Royal Mail commissioned research from experts in British folklore and cultural history to determine the most appropriate characters from myth, legend and literature to populate this issue.

It soon became obvious that most of these tales, whether ancient or modern, involved more than one magical character so it was decided to look at four different sets of stories and extract two characters from each.

The stories chosen were the myths and legends of King Arthur, the Narnia stories of CS Lewis, JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series and the Discworld of Sir Terry Pratchett.

View stamp details at: Royal Mail

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