|Re: Australia's "Biggest Hobbit Fan" celebrates his growing Tolkien collection|
Subject: Re: Australia's "Biggest Hobbit Fan" celebrates his growing Tolkien collection
by garm on 2011/6/25 2:25:27
Heh - don't worry; we're not in the business of tarring folk around here. As a matter of fact, I've just been looking at Peter's profile on Beren's Tolkien Library site; and, as one might expect, there's a difference in tone between this account in Peter's own words, and the account as written by the newspaper reporter.
A couple of things took my attention; firstly, Peter moved away from movies memorabilia around 2007, and concentrated more on the books. Another is that he had the opportunity to show his collection in a month-long exhibition sponsored by the Queensland State Library. I'd very much like to have such an opportunity myself - I enjoy showing the collecition to froends, and it would be really good to be able to get it across to more people. But in the case of a public exhibition security would be a major concern. My ambition will have to remain a pipe-dream, I suppose.