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  1. Hugh

    The Fall of Arthur by J.R.R.Tolkien

    I thought this was truly marvellous. I really enjoyed it. The book is made up of: (1) Five Cantos of Tolkien’s poem “The Fall of Arthur” (about 40 pages) (2) Brief notes on the poem (about 10 pages) (3) Three essays by Christopher Tolkien (i) The poem in Arthurian Tradition (ii) The...
  2. Hugh

    Which hardback edition of LOTR to buy?

    I'm intending to read the LOTR soon and would like to purchase an up to date hardback copy with all the trimmings i.e. fold out maps, appendices, whatever. I'm confused by the multitude of options available on Amazon. While I'm not up to a deluxe edition, I would like a decent copy to add to...
  3. Werthead

    Unfinished Tales by J.R.R. Tolkien

    Upon his death in 1973, J.R.R. Tolkien left behind a vast collection of writings about Middle-earth. His third son and literary executor, Christopher, assembled some of these into The Silmarillion, published in 1977, but the question about what to do with the other reams of material was...
  4. Brian G Turner

    The Hobbit

    "The Hobbit" is simply about the original adventures of Bilbo Baggins, as he joins with a group of dwarves under the leadership of Gandalf to go slay a dragon – which will incidentally lead to Bilbo discovering the One Ring, that becomes the later focus of "Lord of the Rings". "The Hobbit"...