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Re: UK HOME Hardback Reissues
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I'm pleased that this is what HarperCollins are doing, any ideas about the colour of the dustjacket for the hardback index?

Posted on: 2010/2/7 6:47


Re: New Letter from Tolkien found between books
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When did Tolkien first get a secretary to answer his mail, I always thought it was 1965 which is the year after this letter?

Posted on: 2010/2/7 6:41


Re: University of Birmingham law building
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They have changed the text to 'based' now instead of 'born' in the article.

The gates appear to be next to the Clock Tower in the university and I am guessing that is what they are really talking about, as this regularly comes up as inspiration for one of "The Two Towers".

If only Tolkien had had an imagination he would not have needed all these inspirations.

Here are some more attempts at defining Tolkien's inspiration in Birmingham.

http://wulfwaru.wordpress.com/2008/09 ... ton-is-really-birmingham/

Posted on: 2010/2/7 2:53


University of Birmingham law building [Tolkien source?]
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This site:
http://vacations.suite101.com/article ... nd-city-walking-in-the-uk

has provided me with this quote:
"These include Sarehole Mill and the gates leading to the University of Birmingham law building. Both features are thought to have possibly inspired Birmingham born author JRR Tolkein when writing his epic novel The Lord of the Rings."

Okay, I'm laughing at the "Birmingham born" bit, but does anyone know about the gates leading to the University of Birmingham law building? I haven't heard of that as a source before, but this doesn't mean it isn't true.

- wellinghall

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Re: Backend change
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Thanks for pointing that out! I will work on tracking that down tonight. I usually am on Firefox, though I test with IE, chrome and safari (Windows and iPhone) somewhat regularly as well.

Posted on: 2010/2/6 20:21
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