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Re: Rare ledgers reveal shoe-buying habits of Tolkien and Waugh
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No it is not, this has come up a couple of times in the past, here is an example, http://sacnoths.blogspot.co.uk/2017/02/tolkiens-cobbler.html, but the answer is quite obvious.

I am a customer of an Oxford shoe shop, I buy an item from them, and then after paying, they ask me to fill in their purchase ledger with details of what I have purchased?

If that was the case, you would not have very happy customers in your shop, so the shop staff fill in the purchase ledger, not the customers.

I would imagine that the only chance of them having Tolkien's signature, is that he had an account with them and had to sign for items on his account, paid by signed cheque, and they kept the cheque instead of taking it to the bank, or sent them a signed letter to order shoes.

The ledgers are not one of the above three chances.

Why was the Professor charged an extra 1 shilling on June 7th 1950, can't work out the writing?

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Re: Rare ledgers reveal shoe-buying habits of Tolkien and Waugh
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does anyone here think that that is JRR's signature? Someone I know is adamant that it is; but I say not.

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UK Antiques Roadshow 26th March 2017
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For anyone in the UK, make sure that you watch this weekend's episode, and in particular "the flimsy booklet".

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08k45z9

Fiona Bruce and the Antiques Roadshow team head to Burton Constable Hall near Hull, a property filled with family legends and treasures, including a remarkable cabinet of curiosities. Objects brought in by visitors are just as diverse, including a ship's anchor found in a garden pond and a medal given for heroism to a local sailor who helped break Captain Scott's ship out of Antarctic ice in 1901. There is also a rare example of early flat-pack furniture dating back to the 17th century. And for anyone interested in the wisdom of investing in antiques and collectibles, there is a revelation about how a decision to purchase a flimsy booklet proved a much better investment 30 years ago than buying a second-hand car.

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Re: Very Sad News about Colin Dexter, author of Inspector Morse
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Start with the first novel, Last Bus to Woodstock, either read or watch the TV series, and I would recommend in this case watching the TV Series, as they are excellent.

Tolkien was very much influenced by being an academic in Oxford, and I think, that Colin Dexter's books and the TV series, gives an idea as to what it was like to be an academic in Oxford, at a close time to the Professor.

Though Oxford, if you watch the TV series, has a lot of murders, probably does not represent reality.

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