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  • The battle for 'Narnia' hits shop - Richmond Times-Dispatch, 12/16/06

    Richmond Times-Dispatch, 12/16/06
    The battle for 'Narnia' hits shop


    Narnia Children's Books, a favorite little Richmond shop for more than two decades, faces an obstacle almost as intimidating as those of the classic series, "The Chronicles of Narnia."

    Narnia wants its name back.

    "Yes, I received a letter," store owner Kelly Kyle said yesterday, confirming she had been asked to give up the store name or face a lawsuit.

    Why was she only now receiving the request, when the store opened in 1984?

    "I don't know," she said. Kyle did not want to discuss it further.
    The popular shop was named for the fantasyland portrayed first in C.S. Lewis' classic, "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe." That book, the first of seven in Lewis' 1950s series, was the favorite of Charlotte Moore Davenport, who opened the store with Kyle.
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