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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


Signed Pauline Baynes Book
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A C.S. Lewis book but the signature of my favourite Tolkien illustrator looks fine to me.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/C-S-Lewis-PRINC ... tible?hash=item563a42da20

Posted on: 2010/3/11 11:09


Re: This is getting silly!!!!!!
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Another Higgins letter, can't remember seeing this piece of rubbish before as so many have turned up recently.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/JRR-TOLKIEN-1st ... n_186?hash=item4a9f4df53d

Posted on: 2010/3/11 10:45


Re: Real Joy Hill letters?
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The UK spelling of cheque is used in the letter on the left, so I agree that it is very surprising that the US spelling check is in use in the right letter. I am sure that Joy Hill would not type cheque as check.

There is also nothing really tying these letters to this copy of the book, the letters refer to a signed US copy but they are reproductions and how do we know it is this copy that is referred to?

Posted on: 2010/3/10 11:20


Re: Bodleian Posters?
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I don't think these were posters but would love to be proved wrong

Posted on: 2010/3/9 12:19



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