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The Art of the Hobbit

To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the publication of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, HarperCollins has just released The Art of The Hobbit edited by Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull. The sumptuous art book contains a complete collection of … Continue reading

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Oxford Inklings

Recently, while doing some research on an early edition of one of J.R.R. Tolkien’s lesser known books I ran across a brief article about the author’s life in Oxford and his social network there. The venerable university city of Oxford … Continue reading

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The Hobbit: Behind the Scenes

Restless Tolkien fans are anxiously awaiting the completion of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit, but until Christmas 2012 they’ll have to be content with sneak peaks at the production. This week, Jackson released a series of great group photos from the film … Continue reading

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Tolkien vs Sendak (round 1)

  Would you like to see an edition of The Hobbit illustrated by artist Maurice Sendak of Where the Wild Things Are fame ? Well, you can’t. It almost happened, but didn’t, and all because that notorious curmudgeon J.R.R. Tolkien … Continue reading

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New Zealand Caves

The New Zealand government agreed to a deal “under which they will contribute special financing and introduce labor legislation” to discourage Warner Brothers and Peter Jackson from taking the production of the two movies adapted from J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit … Continue reading

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