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Re: Hobbit Tea contest
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Hello all.
I have been a fan of Tolkien as long as I can remember. Like many my first book was The Hobbit. I couldnt put it down. I read and reread one summer until book started falling apart. Then came Dungeons and Dragons -wow. Myself and a group of friends were in a world of our own, sure beat drugs!

Favourite part of a book has to be Riddles in Dark -Chapter 5 The Hobbit. I know its boring but I still love it to this day. Other favourities are Tolkiens piece in Essays to Charles Williams and review Devils coach Horses. Great reading.

My book collected days started 20+ yrs ago with a Smith of Wooton Major. Paid £5 (not worth much more now!) but I had my first first edition. I was well chuffed and I still have it.

I find collecting is three part -
Firstly the chase! Finding that book at fantastic price before anyoneelse does!
Secondly - I am getting very picky as got older swooping a book for a better copy. Regulars will get this point i'm sure. I'm on my third Farmer Giels of Ham and still not happy!
Thirdly - Staring at them on shelf. I admire my books. Sad I know and I have not got the biggest collection in world.

Finally best find. Tricky this bit but best financially -almost mint Peoples of Middle Earth for £30 last year. Most satisfaction Sir Gawain & Green Knight with d/j at modest sum!


Look forward to reading everyone elses

Posted on: 2010/3/13 0:28


Re: This is getting silly!!!!!!
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Hi This was sellers response to last Higgins letter:

'Thank you very much for your message. I bought this book with his letter in Ebay long time ago. I am not a expert, but it looks like a true item. Some time ago I bought a artwork in Ebay too, a lot of people told me that is was a fake... finally it was a real item, sometimes you must think that there are a lot of economical interest in some forums, buyers, etc. Just give me a real proof about this. Thank you !!'


Since then it has been removed. I did point out the errors within the listing and that people far more knowledgeable than me have serious doubts over Dr Higgins. Hey presto ! One less on open market is all that matters

Posted on: 2010/3/13 0:09


Re: Festival in the Shire (August 2010)
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Issue Three of the Festival in the Shire Journal is now available (a great resource by the way, thanks to all for producing it).

http://festivalintheshire.com/journal/index.html

"In our last issue we focussed upon several important Tolkien artists. In this new issue we listen to what some formative scholars have to say about his writings and literary achievement. We feature Verlyn Flieger, whose views pioneered an examination of Tolkien as a maker of myth, appealing to what is universal in our human makeup. She continues to stimulate and shape thinking about Tolkien, in for example her recent study of Tolkien’s seminal essay, “On Fairy Stories” with Douglas A. Anderson. We also have interviews from two scholars representing in their various ways something of a new wave of scholarship: Michael Drout and Dimitra Fimi. Dimitra’s study of Celtic and Welsh elements in Tolkien are part of the inspiration for Festival in the Shire. A major review of her ground-breaking study, Tolkien, Race and Cultural History: From Fairies to Hobbits also appears in this issue.

This does not mean we’ve ignored the impact of Tolkien-inspired art. The Journal has interviewed Tolkien artist Stephen Walsh about his distinctive work, and much-praised director and producer of the film Born of Hope, Kate Madison, who is also among the cast. (The Times gave the film 4 stars.) Chad Walsh also has viewed the film for us, following his review of another Tolkien “fan movie” in the last issue.

The Tolkien Professor continues his series of lucid and concise introductions to Tolkien’s writings with one on “Leaf by Niggle,” illuminating one of the most personal of his fictions. Our youngest contributor – Jodie Storer of Ironville & Codnor Park Primary School – tells us of a magical visit to the Bodleian Library and one of Tolkien’s Oxford colleges, and reveals future plans of her school’s Myth & Magic Tolkien Reading & Language Fellowship. Jodie and her fellow-pupil Abbie Taylor (who was originally going to write this article for the Journal, but was prevented by illness) are among the speakers at the conference during the Festival in the Shire."

Posted on: 2010/3/12 22:54


Re: This is getting silly!!!!!!
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"This listing has been removed"

Now, does this mean that someone is getting wise to these listings and something is being done about it? I wonder ...

Posted on: 2010/3/12 19:37
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Hobbit Tea contest
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Hello all,

Mint Brook Meadow Teas has very graciously sent along a case of Hobbit Tea for TCG to give away - I have been trying some (that I bought myself when it first was announced ) and I am loving it! you should try some too - either take the plunge and buy a box or a few at The Hobbit Tea website or enter this contest to get a sampling of the three types of tea they have released so far. If you like teas at all (two are herbal, one is black tea with some lovely extras mixed in) I am sure you will like these. Plus the boxes are very well illustrated, so they look great on the shelf for the collector as well.

In order to enter the contest, please post a response to this message. In your response, tell a little bit about yourself and Tolkien - a favorite passage in the books, a favorite memory of them or how they affected you, a precious collectible you found somewhere along the line, etc. Half the fun will be reading everyone else's tidbits, so don't be too terse! Feel free to keep the conversation going, but each person will only be entered once.

If you are not a registered user or do not want to become one, just use the Contact Us link to send your entry - I will add these posts to the discussion thread manually (your email address will not be shared publicly).

The contest will be open through the end of March, 2010. TCG will pay for shipping three boxes of tea (one each of the three blends currently available) to each of six winners, drawn at random from the legitimate entries made in this thread. Entries submitted here or via the "Contact Us" link must contain a valid email address so that I can contact the winners at the end of the contest.

Posted on: 2010/3/12 15:15
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