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Re: Books on George Allen, GA&U and Unwin Brothers
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There's also a small pamphlet, Fifty Years of Publishing Books That Matter, issued by Allen & Unwin in 1964. The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings are both mentioned briefly.

In regard to the Remembrancer, it would be nice to have a print-on-demand copy, to spare our original any further wear. Some typos, etc. could be corrected in the process. Rayner sent most of the copies to friends, relations, and former Allen & Unwin/Unwin Hyman employees, leaving the remainder to Merlin for sale. In his covering note to us, he said: 'You will find much of this rather boring but I think you might like the two Tolkien chapters.' Actually it's all very interesting.

Wayne & Christina

Posted on: 2010/5/11 5:30


Re: Hobbit Tea contest
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Hi all,

Many thanks to Urulókë for the tea! It arrived in a very moist England last week and Mrs Burns and I have been enjoying it very much.

I first tried the "Gandalf the Gray" (always throws me that they've chosen to spell grey with an 'a' instead of an 'e') tea. Not having read much on what ingredients went into the teas, it seemed obvious to me that it would be an Earl Grey (Mr Burns' favourite) equivalent.

I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was chamomile and red bush and actually reminded me very much of a Twining's Green Tea with Chamomile I'd had years ago. Not as green-tasting, of course...in fact better tasting in that regard!

The mint is also very refreshing in the morning or at the end of a tough day in th'office!

We've not tried the breakfast tea yet, but will hopefully get on here to tell you about it when I do.

Action shot! (haha)

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/ ... GxLzY15P4?feat=directlink

Thanks again!

PS - That's not me in the pic...it's a coworker. And he doesn't know I sneakily snapped his pic on my iPhone. Shh!

Edit: Embedded for convenience.

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Posted on: 2010/5/11 0:19
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Re: English, A Literary Foundation Course
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remy is quite correct, there were three impressions of the Fowler Hobbit book, details below.

http://web.archive.org/web/2007101418 ... tails.php?reference=21500

Posted on: 2010/5/10 22:17


Re: English, A Literary Foundation Course
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Indeed, there is a third impression from 1976.

Posted on: 2010/5/10 14:59


Re: English, A Literary Foundation Course
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With regards to The Hobbit with an Introduction by R.S. Fowler. I believe there were 3 printings (1972, 1974 and 1976).

I certainly have the 1972 and 1974 Printings and I will check later, but from memory, I think I have a copy printed in 1976 also.

Posted on: 2010/5/10 14:30



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