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

Khamûl
1 minute ago

Stu
10 minutes ago

onthetrail
20 minutes ago

laurel
2 hours 24 minutes ago

Berelach
5 hours 1 minute ago

Trotter
5 hours 31 minutes ago

wellinghall
5 hours 32 minutes ago

Morgan
7 hours 58 minutes ago


« 1 ... 1901 1902 1903 (1904) 1905 1906 1907 ... 2514 »


Re: New Letter from Tolkien found between books
Shirrif
Joined:
2006/6/5 22:04
From Essex, England
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Shirrif
Posts: 1907
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: 1907
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


University of Birmingham law building [Tolkien source?]
Home away from home
Joined:
2006/11/24 11:12
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Posts: 698
Offline
This site:
http://vacations.suite101.com/article ... nd-city-walking-in-the-uk

has provided me with this quote:
"These include Sarehole Mill and the gates leading to the University of Birmingham law building. Both features are thought to have possibly inspired Birmingham born author JRR Tolkein when writing his epic novel The Lord of the Rings."

Okay, I'm laughing at the "Birmingham born" bit, but does anyone know about the gates leading to the University of Birmingham law building? I haven't heard of that as a source before, but this doesn't mean it isn't true.

- wellinghall

Posted on: 2010/2/7 2:24

(edited)


Re: Backend change
Thain
Joined:
2006/5/26 20:36
From Oregon, USA
Group:
Thain
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Posts: 1398
Offline
Thanks for pointing that out! I will work on tracking that down tonight. I usually am on Firefox, though I test with IE, chrome and safari (Windows and iPhone) somewhat regularly as well.

Posted on: 2010/2/6 20:21
_________________
- Jeremy


Re: New Letter from Tolkien found between books
Home away from home
Joined:
2008/5/21 19:36
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Posts: 205
Offline
The letter seems genuine to us too, typed by a secretary but signed (quickly, in ballpoint) by Tolkien. For what it's worth, we've never seen a secretary-typed letter from Tolkien that he didn't sign personally, except for those clearly marked "p.p." (per procuriationem, by delegation to) with the secretary's name or initials. None of Tolkien's secretaries, as far as we know, ever tried to imitate his signature -- we doubt that he would have approved of the deception. Nor is it likely that Tolkien, who always took special care when writing to children, would not have signed this particular letter himself.

Wayne & Christina

Posted on: 2010/2/6 20:03



 Top
« 1 ... 1901 1902 1903 (1904) 1905 1906 1907 ... 2514 »




© 2016 TolkienGuide.com and respective authors. Contact Us