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Apropos nothing much - the picture on the front shows what they say is a Webley Mk V revolver - I suspect it's based on a photo of Tolkien's WWI revolver, which is now in the Imperial War Museum (North) in Manchester.

Tolkien's revolver is a MK VI - (as is the one in the sketch on that cover). A Mk V pistol has quite a different hand-grip.

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Deagol wrote:
This one will be interesting:

J.R.R.Tolkien: Codemaker, Spy-master, Hero: au unauthorised biography

by Elan Sea (Author), Mr Alexander Lewis (Consultant Editor), Ms Elizabeth Currie (Consultant Editor)


Hmm, I will probably pass this one. Too speculative for my taste. From the Amazon description: "With careful examination of Tolkien's existing biographies and the inadequacies of the explanations given and perpetuated from one biographer to the next, a persuasive picture is built up of what Tolkien may have been involved in over a period of decades. The writings themselves are amongst the most revealing proof of Tolkien's preoccupation with espionage and Intelligence and they are analysed closely and carefully"

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Deagol wrote:
This one will be interesting:

J.R.R.Tolkien: Codemaker, Spy-master, Hero: au unauthorised biography

by Elan Sea (Author), Mr Alexander Lewis (Consultant Editor), Ms Elizabeth Currie (Consultant Editor)


I thought he just did a three day induction course with GCHQ and then decided he didn't want to join (or GCHQ didn't require his services?). Surely that would render him neither a spy-master nor a hero* (by any stretch of those terms)?

* Obviously I'm excluding the First World War, but I haven't read of any specific acts of heroism there, either.

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Edited by Stu on 2015/4/28 14:43:06


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Sounds like it will be interesting, at least!

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