|Re: New Book Releases|
Subject: Re: New Book Releases
by aranel_parmadil on 2013/5/11 15:40:29
Hi Morgan. I am Sara Brown and I can tell you that I had nothing to do with what was written in the article. The school I work for (Rydal Penrhos) sent a short note to the local paper thinking it might be nice publicity for the school, and the paper made up the rest. I can assure you that 1. I have indeed completed the thesis, which is why I am able to call myself Dr Brown, 2. I am perfectly capable of spelling Middle-earth, unlike the newspaper journalist, and 3. I know my Tolkien quotes. Goodness only knows where the journalist got it from.
I had no idea I was getting such stick online for this article. It's a bit sad, as I dedicated 6 years of my life to this study and I am very proud of my work. You are welcome to read the thesis - a copy is lodged at the university and in the British Library, as is standard practice.
A great pity that substandard journalism has undermined something I put my heart and soul into.
Anyone who cares to ask any questions about my work, and get actual answers from me, is welcome to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.