Author: TheTolkienist

Tolkien Reading Day

Tolkien Reading Day

It is a first and promising anniversary – Tolkien Reading Day is now ten years old and is going from strength to strength. All over the world people are reading Tolkien’s works, alone or...

Pope Francis (c)

Now even the Pope is a Tolkien fan?

As you may have noticed from some of my posts I am a bit of a Tolkien fan. I’ve taken an interest in his life and works and modern fantasy literature in general for...

A bridge in Oxfordshire. (c) Marcel Aubron-Bülles

75 reasons: Paul Vigor

Walking Through Wilderland: An English archaeological landscape investigation Why read JRR Tolkien’s book The Hobbit, before watching Peter Jackson’s film? Well, speaking as an English historian and post-medieval archaeological landscape investigator, I consider The...