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Michael Drout (here http://wormtalk.blogspot.com/2010/05/ ... -acceptance-our-huge.html) says this:

"I am in the very home stretches of the final proofing and indexing of the new edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's Beowulf and the Critics but I notice that the publisher has put 2011 as the copyright date, so I guess it will be out after Christmas. It will be printed primarily in paperback, but I'm trying to convince the publisher that there would be interest in a collector's edition if they can make it leather bound or otherwise really nice looking -- the last time I checked the out-of-print edition was selling for over $150.00 on Amazon (and what's really sad is that I have no extra copies to take advantage of this price).

The Tolkien book, The Tower and the Ruin, is moving along in parallel, and I'll be switching to a primary focus on that one soon. As part of the process of writing it, I'm going to be recording a new Tolkien audio course, significantly different from my Rings, Swords and Monsters (also sold as Of Sorcerers and Men) that I did for recorded books. The new course will be called something like Tolkien and the West and I expect to do the recording in the beginning of July. Then I'll teach Tolkien this fall, testing out the chapters of the new book in class, so that that book will probably go out for review in December (though it could go earlier).

And Tolkien Studies volume 7 is mostly at the printer and needs only final proofing of some sections. We had some snags this year and are a little late, but hopefully we will still be out in July as we usually are."

- wellinghall

Posted on: 2010/5/20 12:30


Re: Old Dragons: Christopher Tolkien
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I haven't heardof the book myself, but I suppose it's an anthology of pieces by former pupils fo the Dragon School in Oxford. Christopher went there. Didn't know Emma Watson went there, though. Google Old Dragons; Wiki has something on it. I expect you'll find something on the Dragon School website, too.

Posted on: 2010/5/20 4:41


Old Dragons: Christopher Tolkien
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Anyone have any idea what in the world this is?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1155 ... tails?ie=UTF8&me=&seller=

Posted on: 2010/5/19 19:32


Re: UK HOME Hardback Reissues
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It also omits the credit line 'Compiled by Helen Armstrong' which appears above the ISBN in the original printing. (Unless this has been moved elsewhere in the print-on-demand copies.) Wayne and Christina


It has been moved to the Title Page.

Posted on: 2010/5/18 22:17


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There are two typos, HarperCollins and the date (2010) appear in a very strange font, and they also forgot to include the full ISBN, just left the end blank.


It also omits the credit line 'Compiled by Helen Armstrong' which appears above the ISBN in the original printing. (Unless this has been moved elsewhere in the print-on-demand copies.)

Wayne and Christina

Posted on: 2010/5/18 16:34



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