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

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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...

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The Tolkienist’s Library: Update

I have added some titles to my library list at LibraryThing. When I started this I did not quite realise I might end up adding hundreds of titles but there you are 🙂 So...

The vision of books and films

A commentary on “Concerning Christopher”

On January 7th, 2013, TheOneRing.Net author JPB published an essay titled Concerning Christopher – An Essay on Tolkien’s Son’s Decision to Not Allow Further Cinematic Licensing of His Work. I was amazed at the assumptions,...

J.R.R. Tolkien. Lord of the Rings, Hobbit, Silmarillion, Folio Editions

Join the Tolkien Birthday Toast for 2013

J.R.R. Tolkien was born January, 3rd, 1892 in Bloemfontein, South Africa. Tolkien fans from all over the world gather today to raise a glass to the man who brought us all together – “The...