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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
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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
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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

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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

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Re: TV appearance
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Watched the first episode of this program (Pawn Stars UK), they do not come across as Book Dealers, or have any knowledge whatsoever about books, even if they are first edition J.R.R. Tolkein Hobbits

Posted on: 2013/8/27 12:02
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