Login

Or
Register Now


Already have an account?
Username:

Password:

Remember me

Lost Your Password?
Main Menu
Collector's Guide Table of Contents
Recent Visitors

wellinghall
1 hour 16 minutes ago

laurel
1 hour 41 minutes ago

Findegil
1 hour 43 minutes ago

Stu
1 hour 59 minutes ago

Trotter
6 hours 9 minutes ago

Tapuvae
6 hours 58 minutes ago

Karl
11 hours 18 minutes ago

Khamûl
13 hours 7 minutes ago


« 1 ... 1556 1557 1558 (1559) 1560 1561 1562 ... 2169 »


Re: New Letter from Tolkien found between books
Home away from home
Joined:
2008/5/21 19:36
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Posts: 196
Offline
When did Tolkien first get a secretary to answer his mail, I always thought it was 1965 which is the year after this letter?

You may be thinking of Joy Hill, who began to help Tolkien with his fan mail by mid-1965. Christopher Tolkien has assumed that his father obtained a secretary circa December 1957. The earliest mention we have seen of Tolkien having a secretary is in a letter to Rayner Unwin of 24 February 1959. (See our Chronology, pp. 799-800.)

Wayne & Christina

Posted on: 2010/2/7 9:09


Re: New Letter from Tolkien found between books
Just popping in
Joined:
2010/2/5 6:42
From Bremen
Group:
Shirefolk
Posts: 6
Offline
The letter is from New Year's Eve 1964.
If he did now have a secretary at this time he would have written the letter himself. What is your feeling regarding style and content.
Did he write it himself? Does it tell anything about him?

Posted on: 2010/2/7 6:48


Re: UK HOME Hardback Reissues
Shirrif
Joined:
2006/6/5 22:04
From Essex, England
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Shirrif
Posts: 1620
Offline
I'm pleased that this is what HarperCollins are doing, any ideas about the colour of the dustjacket for the hardback index?

Posted on: 2010/2/7 6:47


Re: New Letter from Tolkien found between books
Shirrif
Joined:
2006/6/5 22:04
From Essex, England
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Shirrif
Posts: 1620
Offline
When did Tolkien first get a secretary to answer his mail, I always thought it was 1965 which is the year after this letter?

Posted on: 2010/2/7 6:41


Re: University of Birmingham law building
Shirrif
Joined:
2006/6/5 22:04
From Essex, England
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Shirrif
Posts: 1620
Offline
They have changed the text to 'based' now instead of 'born' in the article.

The gates appear to be next to the Clock Tower in the university and I am guessing that is what they are really talking about, as this regularly comes up as inspiration for one of "The Two Towers".

If only Tolkien had had an imagination he would not have needed all these inspirations.

Here are some more attempts at defining Tolkien's inspiration in Birmingham.

http://wulfwaru.wordpress.com/2008/09 ... ton-is-really-birmingham/

Posted on: 2010/2/7 2:53



 Top
« 1 ... 1556 1557 1558 (1559) 1560 1561 1562 ... 2169 »




© 2015 TolkienGuide.com and respective authors. Contact Us