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Re: Bodleian Library on BBC Radio 4 "Today" programme
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The map is also on display today as well,

"Display extended due to public demand. The map of Middle-earth will now be on display during Friday 24 June, 9am-5pm."

http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/whatson/ ... /tolkien-middle-earth-map


Posted on: 6/23 22:23:20

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Bodleian Library on BBC Radio 4 "Today" programme
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The annotated map, http://www.oxfordtimes.co.uk/news/145 ... en_fans_for_one_day_only/, is discussed on BBC Radio 4's Today programme.

"The map used by JRR Tolkien to create the fantasy world Middle Earth for his epic novel The Lord of The Rings goes on public display today - for one day only. The Bodleian library is where Tolkien wrote the book
(sic) and where the map will be put on show. Chris Fletcher is keeper of special collections at the Bodleian Library.
"

It is about 1 hour 21 minutes into the recording on the BBC web site and can be listened to worldwide.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07gh4pd

Oh dear, the text on the One Ring is written in Elvish but Tolkien reads it in the Black Speech of Mordor, not Elvish, very surprised that the curator got that wrong, should know better.

However, on a better note they announce a major Tolkien exhibition in 2018 at the Bodleian.

I have contacted The Today programme about the two mistakes that I am aware of in the broadcast and on the website.

Posted on: 6/23 2:34:39

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Re: New Book Releases
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Earl wrote:
My assumption is, just like The Story of Kullervo, this book too might be embellished with some commentary.


It looks like it would be 109 extra pages of embellishment and commentary, if I remember correctly, the 1945 Welsh Review had in total, half the number of pages of embellishment and commentary that is now proposed, and that is for the entire Welsh Review.

Posted on: 6/11 7:18:35


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Just had a look at my copy of The Welsh Review, which is an A5 booklet, with 63 pages, Tolkien's poem is on 11 pages of A5 printed on both sides, I am struggling with how this can become a 120 page book.

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Earl wrote:
I'm not sure if this has come up (I did a quick search of the boards and did not find anything on it).

HarperCollins seems to be releasing The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun by Verlyn Flieger later this year.

Link: http://www.harpercollins.ca/978000820 ... -lay-of-aotrou-and-itroun


The website states at the moment that it is an ebook only, and I can't find any reference to Verlyn Flieger on the site that you linked to, where did you see that?

The poem has been reprinted twice, since its appearance in the Welsh Review in 1945, http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=31350, in a bilingual English/Serbian edition.

http://lingwe.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/ ... ion-of-lay-of-aotrou.html

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