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Re: New Book Releases
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wellinghall said

"And the new, 60th anniversary, LotR and Readers' Companion - is there enough new material / corrections to make it worthwhile?

- wellinghall
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You can decide for yourself, as the "new material / corrections" are pretty much all listed on Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull's web site.

Lord of the Rings changes

http://www.hammondandscull.com/addenda/rings.html

Lord of the Rings Readers Companion changes

http://www.hammondandscull.com/addenda/readers2.html

Posted on: 7/6 6:39:06


Re: Possible unpublished Tolkien letter
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Writing Mag editor wrote:
Please forgive me if this isn't the done thing here.


You are very welcome, "Wish we could have had a lot more!" please find some more?

Posted on: 7/4 7:52:51

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Re: Possible unpublished Tolkien letter
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I am answering my own question as I bought a copy of the magazine, Writing Magazine August 2014, today.

The article is about a series of letters between Tolkien and Paula Coston née Iley on writing. Paula had links with Tolkien because her grand-parents lived next door to him, and she met him and Edith as a child.

I cannot find the reproduced letter, dated 6th January 1969, as being published and I do not recall seeing some of Tolkien's comments before, but the 26 August 1965 letter, also partially reproduced below, is mentioned in the Chronology by Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond.

The article contains advice from Tolkien on "the gap between one's vision (what one "sees" or "feels") and what words will do.", his childhood and the green dragon anecdote, his views on verse and rhyming and finally on the validity of word coinings.

UPDATE from the Magazine's editor

"Paula did tell me she’s always jealously guarded the letters (and mentioned in the article not letting the biographers see them) so I believe this is the first time the contents will have been published anywhere, at least some of them."

Highly recommended.

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Posted on: 7/4 4:18:29

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Possible unpublished Tolkien letter
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If anyone gets a copy, can you let us know what the article is about?

"JRR Tolkien’s honest, encouraging and practical advice...and the writer who learnt from it"

https://www.writers-online.co.uk/Writing-Magazine/

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Posted on: 7/3 11:25:05

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Re: The Wonders of...
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This copy of the Hobbit is quite hard to find, 2nd Edition UK 12th Impression from 1961.

However, if you are looking for this printing, then an example with the dust jacket should only be about £100 less than this seller.

eBay Item #191233275190

Posted on: 7/2 11:20:59



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