Tag Archives: JRR Tolkien

One does not simply walk into Mordor

A big h/t to TBTP follower Miles B. from the U.K. for the link to this fantastic fantasy map which “untangles Middle-Earth’s many routes to evil”. The map was commissioned by Empire Magazine and created by Christian Tate.  

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There and back again (again)

Last year I posted a story about the Oxford Bodleian Library once-in-a-lifetime exhibition Tolkien: Maker of Middle Earth, which was the most extensive public display of original Tolkien materials ever gathered in one place. This week I was dead chuffed to discover … Continue reading

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There and back again

A buyer recently contacted me to help him find an American first edition of JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit.  Since the amount that he was willing to pay was ridiculously below the usual prices that the title brings, I didn’t even bother … Continue reading

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A trip to Middle Earth

Serious JRR Tolkien fans should begin planning a visit to Oxford next summer for the groundbreaking exhibition Tolkien: Maker of Middle-Earth. The show, which will be created by the Bodleian Library, will explore the world of Tolkien’s literary imagination through the largest … Continue reading

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Welcome to Middle Earth

Air New Zealand has once again partnered with filmmaker Peter Jackson to create an epic Hobbit-themed air safety video. Starring Elijah Wood and Jackson himself, the film showcases stunning views of the New Zealand countryside along with amusing cameos by … Continue reading

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Vanity Is Useless

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Literature in the Digital Age

Lit Drift is a website with the daunting mission of making literature fun and accessible in the digital age. Run by writers, the site offers free e-books, articles, recommendations, writing tools, games and a series of sixty-second video versions of … Continue reading

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