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Re: Festival in the Shire Interview
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Seems to me he's on the defensive about the money he's charging; while at the same time going on the attack against collectors who he perceives as not seeing things his way. Thus bracing everyone concerned in case the event folds perhaps?

Onto another issue:

Q. - "Why did you decide to do this Tolkien festival in Wales?

A. - "Wales is where it all started."

Rot! (as North Polar Bear might say). The reason why Mr Faith wants to hold his event in Wales is because that's where he happens to live! (he also owns a few acres with 'bunkhouses' for tourists).

If Mr Faith had settled in Scotland, then doubtless the area he lived in would then become 'the heart of Tolkien Country' (as he named Macynlleth, the event's original venue).

Posted on: 2010/6/20 5:32


Re: The Silmarillion 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition help.
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Mine has also, but like garm says, it's not that bad. You can only see it when you have a closer look at it.

Posted on: 2010/6/20 3:21
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Re: Number of books?
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I think I have about 140 books by and on Tolkien, and a total of about 200 (or more).

Posted on: 2010/6/20 3:17
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Festival in the Shire Interview
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Beren has published a long interview with Mark Faith on his site about the Festival in the Shire

http://www.tolkienlibrary.com/press/9 ... Festival_in_the_Shire.php

It has a quote from Mark that seems relevant to Wellinghall's thread on the number of books in your collection.

http://www.tolkienguide.com/modules/n ... =ASC&type=&mode=0&start=0

Often they are more concerned with the count of what they are collecting a neurotic sort of way than with what they are collecting and why? To me, these people aren’t true collectors, but have some compulsion.


I'm interested in what people think of some of Mark's other points in the article, such as his views on rarity, collectors and

Why did you decide to do this Tolkien festival in Wales?

Wales is where it all started. Tolkien’s very first inspiration was Welsh language and culture.

Posted on: 2010/6/20 0:22


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"I just counted, I have approximately 26 .... now how does that make me feel?"

what - after reading of all the books others have amassed? I'd hope you'd feel Inspired to Emulate them!


Posted on: 2010/6/19 14:40



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