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May 012018

A Trip to the Baby & the Bird

Dr Stuart Lee is a lecturer at Merton Collage in Oxford, who has written several books on J.R.R. Tolkien, visits The Eagle and the Child and discusses the 1968 BBC Interview with Professor Tolkien.

“Most notably because it was here that Lewis and Tolkien read extracts from their books.” ~ Dr Stuart Lee Lay your staff here for more »

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Apr 102018

New Book Coming This August!

HarperCollins has announced in a Press Release today, that it’s publishing a standalone version of The Fall of Gondolin illustrated by Alan Lee on August 30th of this year!

“In the Tale of ‘The Fall of Gondolin’ are two of the greatest powers in the world.” ~ HarperCollins Lay your staff here for more »

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Mar 272018

Christian Tolkien Fans

In the late 1990’s and early 2000’s a new group of Tolkien fans emerged from the over all fan base, Christian conservatives and especially Catholics began to carry the Tolkien banner.

“Out of the darkness of my life, so much frustrated, I put before you the one great thing to love on earth: the Blessed Sacrament.”  ~ J.R.R. Tolkien Lay your staff here for more »

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Feb 272018

A richly illustrated art book…

The Bodleian Libraries who are putting on the much anticipated exhibit Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth are publishing a lavish book featuring Tolkien’s work from the exhibit.

“Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth explores the huge creative endeavor behind Tolkien’s enduring popularity.” ~ Bodleian Libraries Lay your staff here for more »

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Feb 202018

BBC Radio 5

Here is a charming audio recording of Professor Tolkien’s Farmer Giles of Ham which aired in two parts in 1992 on BBC Radio.

“Farmer Giles went home feeling very uncomfortable. He was finding that a local reputation may require keeping up, and that may prove awkward.”  ~ J.R.R. Tolkien, Farmer Giles of Ham Lay your staff here for more »

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Feb 132018

All Things Tolkien

The creative genius of Professor Tolkien will be the focus of a major new exhibition at the Bodleian’s Weston Library and today for the first time the Free Exhibit Tickets are available!

“Summer 2018 may seem a long way off but we wanted to give visitors an opportunity to mark their diaries and make plans to attend this unprecedented exhibition.” ~ Richard Ovenden Lay your staff here for more »

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Jan 092018

Artwork by Tolkien

Professors Tolkien’s vision of the West Gate of Moria with it’s stagnate pool and the vast rock face along the edge of the Misty Mountains.

`There are the Walls of Moria,’ said Gandalf, pointing across the water. `And there the Gate stood once upon a time, the Elven Door at the end of the road from Hollin by which we have come. But this way is blocked.’ ~ J.R.R.Tolkien Lay your staff here for more »

 January 9, 2018  Posted by at 1:58 pm Comments Off on Tolkien Tuesday ~ The West Gate of Moria