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Humphrey Carpenter on Tolkien
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BBC Radio 4 Extra 4 o'clock show 25th March 2015

Keep It in the Family, Giles Andreae and Tolkien Reading Day

Mel Giedroyc with the room that gave birth to Tolkein's (sic) Middle Earth, the Inheritance Tracks of author Giles Andreae and David Hayman reads A Monster Calls, by Patrick Ness.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05nf4t3

The clip starts at 26:30 and lasts for 4 minutes. It features Humphrey Carpenter talking about Tolkien's study in Oxford. The clip was originally on a Radio 4 programme called a Room with a View which was 15 minutes long.

http://www.theonering.net/torwp/2005/ ... o-watch-room-with-a-view/

Posted on: 3/25 23:43:18

Edited by Trotter on 2015/3/26 2:21:51


Re: The Wonders of...
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I love the writing in the book, £45 for this edition, which should be about £0.49 with free postage

One of the pages of the ex-library copy has "down with skool" scribbled in it, suspect the writer probably did not read much of the book :(

eBay Item #171728713294

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Re: Dye Colour 1978 1st Impression 4th Edition UK Hobbit
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I have spotted a copy on ebay at the moment and that looks blue as well

eBay Item #251876976071

It looks like the printer (William Clowes) used the wrong colour dye, probably the dye that they were to use for The Silmarillion as they were printing this as well in 1977/1978.

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Posted on: 3/12 23:37:24


Dye Colour 1978 1st Impression 4th Edition UK Hobbit
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I noticed that the dye on the top edges of my 1978 1st Impression 4th Edition Hobbit is blue and not green as I expected it should be.

The dye seems to be the same colour as was used on The Silmarillion.

I am interested to find out if this is a one off and they used the wrong colour dye (blue instead of green) or do all the 1978 1st Impressions have blue dye?

The later printings that I have for the 4th edition have green dye (4th and 5th Impression)

http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=21900

Posted on: 3/12 5:00:02


Marks of Genius - Bodleian Library Oxford
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In over four centuries the Bodleian Libraries have assembled, through gift and purchase, many individual items which can be called works of genius. This exhibition looks at ways in which common attitudes towards genius are manifested in the physical form of a number of remarkable books and manuscripts, and considering the relationship between genius and learning, it explores ways in which the works of genius found in a university library can be acquired, collected and read.

Admission free

21st March to 20th September 2015 Opening hours

Monday-Friday: 10am-5pm
Saturday: 10am-5pm
Sunday: 11am-5pm

http://genius.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/

It is on at the same time as Oxonmoot, so if you are attending this year then you can easily visit the exhibition at the same time.

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Posted on: 3/11 2:37:37

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Edited by Trotter on 2015/3/11 2:59:51
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