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Re: The Wonders of...
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Posted on: 2013/8/31 3:58


Big Issue #1066 - Jemima Catlin Interview
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The latest copy of the UK Big Issue magazine, a magazine designed to help homeless people earn money, has an article called "The Hobbit Reimagined" on Jemima Caitlin's illustrated Hobbit.

It is a two page article, the first page describes how Jemima got the commission to illustrate the Hobbit, after failing to get a commission to illustrate Roverandom and then a bit about the new illustrated book.

The second page has illustrations from the book, these are Bilbo, Bilbo & Gandalf, The Trolls, Gollum and the Great Goblin.

http://www.bigissue.com/mix/latest-issue/2909/issue-1066

Posted on: 2013/8/31 0:34


Re: Tolkein letter (Hayward 1957)
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I asked the Tolkien Estate about permission for this item.

Posted on: 2013/8/29 12:35


Re: Tolkein letter (Hayward 1957)
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This is very worrying

"Even if you have never written a short story in your life, you can learn from the booklet that has helped more than 20,000 people write their first fantasy short stories. It includes a copy of a genuine letter from Tolkein to a reader just after he had written LOTR. To get your free copy, written by me and illustrated by leading fantasy artist, Mark Salwowski, simply click here."

I doubt if he asked the Tolkien Estate for permission to publish this, the constant incorrect spelling of Tolkein makes me think he has not.

I am concerned that he thinks the following "It includes a copy of a genuine letter from Tolkein to a reader just after he had written LOTR", no-one, that I am aware of, has any real proof that J.R.R. Tolkein existed

Posted on: 2013/8/29 11:48

Edited by Trotter on 2013/8/29 12:04:16
Edited by Trotter on 2013/8/29 12:32:13
Edited by Trotter on 2013/8/29 12:34:08


Re: Interesting eBay Auctions
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Stu wrote:

Trotter wrote:

Morgan wrote:
I should say that I only asked if the seller could change to international shipping. S/he then suggested to change to a fixed price, which I agreed upon -- the auction had no bids by then, IIRC. Strangely enough, the seller didn't relist the auction until some days later, when a bid had been placed. I thought it was kind of odd -- but what to do? Sorry for stepping on your toes, Trotter: it wasn't my intention!


You did nothing wrong, well done on getting the item


If it is any consolation, Trotter, I only paid GBP 2.40 for my copy with Dust Jacket, and there were no other bidders. I expect another copy will be along soon enough :)


Got one at last, double Stu's outlay though

I can't remember if this has been mentioned but the ISBN is different in the copy that I got from my original copy without dust-jacket.

BookPeople Hobbit (dust-jacket) ISBN 978-0-00-792704-3
HarperCollins Hobbit (no dust-jacket) ISBN 978-0-00-748730-1

Posted on: 2013/8/29 11:08

Edited by Trotter on 2013/8/29 11:20:37



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