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Re: BBC Mastermind questions
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I didn't get the Professor or the A&U employee. I hadn't thought of the smith by the time my wife said the answer.

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Posted on: 2010/2/12 13:52


BBC Mastermind questions
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No cheating (looking up on Wikipedia, etc) here are the questions

1 - In which city was Tolkien born on 3rd January 1892?

2 - While at King Edward's school Tolkien formed the semi secret society called the TCBS. What does TCBS stand for?

3 - In which village, often cited as one of the inspirations for the shire did he live for 4 years from 1896?

4 - What was the name of the Allen & Unwin employee who encouraged Tolkien to finish the manuscript of "The Hobbit" and submit it for publication?

5 - Which short story published in 1949 tells of a characters encounters with a giant and the dragon Chrysophylax?

6 - In the "Return of the King" which battle takes place between Hobbits and Sharkey's thugs in the Shire?

7 - Tolkien and his friend C.S, Lewis and Charles Williams were members of an informal literary group that met regularly in a public house in Oxford. What was the group called?

8 - "The Road Goes Ever On" is a song cycle featuring Tolkien's words set to music by which composer and entertainer?

9 - What is the name of the Golden Hall of the King of Rohan built by Brego at the heart of the city of Edoras?

10 - What disease transmitted by body lice did Tolkien catch while he was serving on the Western Front in 1916 resulting in his return to England on sick leave?

11 - Which birthday does Bilbo Baggins celebrate at the beginning of "The Lord of the Rings"?

12 - Which Smith of Eregion forged the three rings of the Elves?

13 - Which chapter of "The Hobbit" did Tolkien largely rewrite between 1937 and 1951 making Gollum's character fit better with the betrayal of him in "The Lord of the Rings"?

14 - Tolkien often referred to himself and his wife by the names of which two middle-earth characters, the names also appeared on their gravestones?

15 - What name was given to the three brilliant jewels made by Fëanor which contained the light of the two tree which were stolen by the Valor, Melkor?

16 - Which editor of "The Oxford English Dictionary" did Tolkien succeed as Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford in 1925?

(Started so he finished)

She got 14 answers correct on the program.

Posted on: 2010/2/12 13:48


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I have been watching a UK BBC TV programme comedy called "Bellamy's People" in which one of the characters is shown in front of a huge bookcase with probably 2-300 books on it.

More than Deagol's bookcases on http://www.tolkienlibrary.com/collect ... llectors/tolkienbooks.htm

This is the 4th Episode and this character has probably been on screen for about 6 minutes in the other three episodes, but something looked familiar, I was sure I had seen one of the books before.

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Posted on: 2010/2/12 11:38


Nice 1st US LOTR set at Tolkien Bookshelf
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Another nice listing from David:

I just wanted to let you know I just listed a 1st US Edition Lord of the Rings, all 1st impressions in dustjackets. A pretty nice set, TT's & RotK are exceptional. The url is http://www.tolkienbookshelf.com/si/000735.html I don't think all the photo's show on the direct link


The images will all show up if you go to this link instead:

http://www.tolkienbookshelf.com/?page ... ge&wt=1.00&product_id=169

"The set is housed in a custom marbled paper slipcase to show and protect this beautiful set."

Price = 7600.00 USD

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Posted on: 2010/2/12 10:02
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Re: Alexander Autographs
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David sent me this to add to the current conversation:


I had no idea that someone was trying to sell it at an auction. Not that it will do much good at this point, but I will print 'facsimile' on the back. I just didn't think anyone would try to pass them off as real, and I should have known better in this day and age. I assumed that being printed on an inkjet would be about the easiest thing to spot, and just thought most people would enjoy a little sample of his writing. Just for the forums info, the original note was only initialed, and I photoshopped in his full signature from another note that came with it. Both now reside at the project earth site in Hawaii, and were tipped into a set of a Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. I will attach a photo, if you like you might post on the forum just for everyone's info. My apologies to all.

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Posted on: 2010/2/12 9:58
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