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Re: Cancelled - Wheelbarrows at Dawn: Memories of Hilary Tolkien
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Thanks Wayne and Christina for the post. I is interesting to hear both sides of the story. It is disappointing that the book remains unpublished as the subject itself provides another piece to the whole picture of Tolkien's life.

Hope that there can be a resolution in the future, it is a shame for so much hard work not to come to fruition.

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Posted on: 2010/11/16 23:56


Re: Cancelled - Wheelbarrows at Dawn: Memories of Hilary Tolkien
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I guess the rule of thumb is don't write a book with previously unpublished material until you have secured permission to use the material.

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Re: Cancelled - Wheelbarrows at Dawn: Memories of Hilary Tolkien
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As authors who have worked with the Tolkien Estate in producing books containing copyrighted material, and are known to contribute to Tolkien fan forums, we have been asked to forward the following official statement:

Statement of the Tolkien Estate - Wheelbarrows at Dawn

The J R R Tolkien Estate has been made aware of a statement by ADC Publications concerning its cancellation of its proposed publication Wheelbarrows at Dawn by Angela Gardner and Neil Holford.

ADC's statement suggests that the publication has been cancelled as a result of the Tolkien Estate's threats to take court action preventing the release of the book.

As this statement is highly misleading, the Tolkien Estate considers it important that the true facts be clarified for those concerned.

The book in question was presented by ADC as a biography of J R R Tolkien's brother Hilary. However, the publication included numerous personal letters from J R R Tolkien to his brother and from other family members that were reproduced virtually verbatim.

The copyright in these private, unpublished letters belongs to the Tolkien Estate. As the guardian of these rights and of the privacy of the Tolkien family, both of which it takes great care to protect, the Estate quite properly declined permission for the letters to be reproduced in this way.

However, the Estate made clear to ADC that it had no issue with the publication of the book providing the material in question - affecting only 20 pages out of a total of some 300 - was removed.

Although ADC's response was to agree to this, what it then did in practice was to paraphrase the letters, something that had been made clear from the outset would not resolve the issue.

Despite the Estate's devoting considerable resource to helping ADC, not least by suggesting specific editorial changes which would meet its concerns, ADC then announced the cancellation of the book.

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Wayne & Christina

Posted on: 2010/11/16 6:24


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http://cgi.ebay.ca/SIGNED-JRR-TOLKIEN ... ks_UK&hash=item2a0be45fd8

Interesting. Does anyone else out there have any non-Tolkien books signed by Tolkien and verified by two (un-named) highly-respected bookshops?

Posted on: 2010/11/15 17:22

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