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Re: New Book Releases
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Looks good, it is currently listed at £75 on Amazon.co.uk, but £45.42 on Speedyhen,

http://www.speedyhen.com/Product/J-R- ... eren-and-Luthien/20843550

I anyone knows of any cheaper resellers, please can you post.

Posted on: 3/24 1:48:21


Re: Rare ledgers reveal shoe-buying habits of Tolkien and Waugh
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No it is not, this has come up a couple of times in the past, here is an example, http://sacnoths.blogspot.co.uk/2017/02/tolkiens-cobbler.html, but the answer is quite obvious.

I am a customer of an Oxford shoe shop, I buy an item from them, and then after paying, they ask me to fill in their purchase ledger with details of what I have purchased?

If that was the case, you would not have very happy customers in your shop, so the shop staff fill in the purchase ledger, not the customers.

I would imagine that the only chance of them having Tolkien's signature, is that he had an account with them and had to sign for items on his account, paid by signed cheque, and they kept the cheque instead of taking it to the bank, or sent them a signed letter to order shoes.

The ledgers are not one of the above three chances.

Why was the Professor charged an extra 1 shilling on June 7th 1950, can't work out the writing?

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UK Antiques Roadshow 26th March 2017
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For anyone in the UK, make sure that you watch this weekend's episode, and in particular "the flimsy booklet".

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08k45z9

Fiona Bruce and the Antiques Roadshow team head to Burton Constable Hall near Hull, a property filled with family legends and treasures, including a remarkable cabinet of curiosities. Objects brought in by visitors are just as diverse, including a ship's anchor found in a garden pond and a medal given for heroism to a local sailor who helped break Captain Scott's ship out of Antarctic ice in 1901. There is also a rare example of early flat-pack furniture dating back to the 17th century. And for anyone interested in the wisdom of investing in antiques and collectibles, there is a revelation about how a decision to purchase a flimsy booklet proved a much better investment 30 years ago than buying a second-hand car.

Posted on: 3/23 4:27:17


Re: Very Sad News about Colin Dexter, author of Inspector Morse
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Start with the first novel, Last Bus to Woodstock, either read or watch the TV series, and I would recommend in this case watching the TV Series, as they are excellent.

Tolkien was very much influenced by being an academic in Oxford, and I think, that Colin Dexter's books and the TV series, gives an idea as to what it was like to be an academic in Oxford, at a close time to the Professor.

Though Oxford, if you watch the TV series, has a lot of murders, probably does not represent reality.

Posted on: 3/21 11:00:53

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Very Sad News about Colin Dexter, author of Inspector Morse
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Colin Dexter, author of the Inspector Morse books, has died aged 86.
His publisher said in a statement on Tuesday: "With immense sadness, MacMillan announces the death of Colin Dexter who died peacefully at his home in Oxford this morning."
His series of 13 Morse novels, written between 1975 and 1999, were adapted for the long-running ITV series, starring John Thaw.
Dexter's characters also featured in spin-off shows Lewis and Endeavour.
Dexter wrote his first Morse novel, Last Bus to Woodstock, in 1975 while on holiday in Wales.
He killed off the detective in the final book The Remorseful Day.
Before becoming a full-time writer he spent 13 years teaching Latin and Greek.
Maria Rejt, Dexter's most recent editor at MacMillan, said the author had "inspired all those who worked with him".
"His loyalty, modesty and self-deprecating humour gave joy to many. His was the sharpest mind and the biggest heart, and his wonderful novels and stories will remain a testament to both," she said.
Norman Colin Dexter was born in 1930, in Stamford, Lincolnshire, and studied Classics at Cambridge University.
He worked as a teacher from 1954 to 1966, before moving to Oxford where he set his books about Inspector Morse and his assistant, Sergeant Lewis.
Carlton Productions made 33 TV Morse films with Thaw in the lead role alongside Kevin Whately as Lewis. Dexter himself appeared in cameo roles.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-39342698

Very good author, and also a very good set of TV series, Tolkien was mentioned a few times in Lewis episodes.

I expect in the current TV series, Endeavour, an actor may play Tolkien or Lewis at some point.

Posted on: 3/21 7:36:04



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