Tagged: J.R.R. Tolkien

Bridge of Sighs, Oxford. (c) Marcel Aubron-Bülles

75 reasons: Jonathan Fruoco

“In a hole in the ground, there lived a hobbit.” This sentence is without any doubt the best reason why one should read The Hobbit, and the simple fact of quoting these magical words...

Just take a seat (c) Marcel R. Aubron-Bülles

75 reasons: Guglielmo Spirito

. . . . . In the entrance hallway of that sumptuous home there was an enormous mirror, very old; acquired at least eighty years ago.   A strikingly beautiful boy, a tailor’s assistant,...

Exam Schools, Oxford

75 reasons: Colin Duriez

75 shades of Hobbit A hitherto unknown species was introduced into the world in 1937, in J.R.R. Tolkien’s opening sentence of 10 words, “In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.” A...

Tolkien Reading Day

Happy 75th Birthday, Hobbit

On September 21st, 1937, The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien was published and became an instant classic. Happy Birthday!   In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet...

Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. Picture by Marcel Aubron-Bülles

The Tolkienist is coming online …

Thank you all very much for your patience. I have been horribly busy in the last couple of weeks, returning from Return of the Ring (I will be writing a review of this shortly)...