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New Letter from Tolkien found between books
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I was totally flabbergasted when I went through the estate of my aunt and found an old envelop stamped in Oxford 31st, December 1964. Enclosed was a letter from J.R.R.Tolkien to the pupils of my aunt. My aunt was a primary schoolteacher and must have had contact with Tolkien. The letter is printed on Tolkien stationary and is signed.

It says:

Dear Children,

Thank you very much indeed for writing to me to say that you have enjoyed reading my books. It is always pleasant for an author to learn that his work has given pleasure.

I was particularly interested to know that you have not only read "The Hobbit" and " The Lord of the Rings" in your own language, but that they are helping you to learn English as well. And Miss Korff tells me that you have painted water-colours of many scenes from these stories.

I hope that the books will continue to give you pleasure, and I wish you all much success in your studies.

Yours sincerely

J.R.R.Tolkien

Does any body of you know what such a letter is worth and how to connect to a collector?

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Posted on: 2010/2/5 6:55


Re: UK HOME Hardback Reissues
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Beren has an informative article on these releases.

http://www.tolkienlibrary.com/press/9 ... le-earth_reprint_2010.php

"HarperCollins will now reprint all volumes and keep the original look & feel, so that people wishing to complete there series will be able to do so now!

Also exciting is that we will see a hardcover edition of the History of Middle-earth Index released that will match the original series!"


So this contradicts HarperCollins website description, probably have to wait until pictures appear to confirm whether new covers or not

http://www.harpercollins.co.uk/Titles ... her-tolkien-9780007365265

"This series of fascinating books has now been repackaged to complement the distinctive and classic style of the ‘black cover’ A-format paperbacks of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales."

Posted on: 2010/2/5 4:30


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I can't actually remember what it looked like before!, but it all looks a little sharper now...

BH

Posted on: 2010/2/4 16:55
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Re: Tolkien Podcasts
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In case people don't know this, Cory Olsen (The Tolkien Professor) is making available all his lectures to students as a podcast. It's nice that this is possible today and I recommend listening.

Posted on: 2010/2/4 11:56


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Also thanks from me for posting this list! I have been following the Tolkien Professor one (who by the way is now one of the staff at the Festival in the Shire Journal,) but was not aware of all of the others.

Posted on: 2010/2/4 11:48
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