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Re: Very Sad News about Colin Dexter, author of Inspector Morse
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Start with the first novel, Last Bus to Woodstock, either read or watch the TV series, and I would recommend in this case watching the TV Series, as they are excellent.

Tolkien was very much influenced by being an academic in Oxford, and I think, that Colin Dexter's books and the TV series, gives an idea as to what it was like to be an academic in Oxford, at a close time to the Professor.

Though Oxford, if you watch the TV series, has a lot of murders, probably does not represent reality.

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Very Sad News about Colin Dexter, author of Inspector Morse
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Colin Dexter, author of the Inspector Morse books, has died aged 86.
His publisher said in a statement on Tuesday: "With immense sadness, MacMillan announces the death of Colin Dexter who died peacefully at his home in Oxford this morning."
His series of 13 Morse novels, written between 1975 and 1999, were adapted for the long-running ITV series, starring John Thaw.
Dexter's characters also featured in spin-off shows Lewis and Endeavour.
Dexter wrote his first Morse novel, Last Bus to Woodstock, in 1975 while on holiday in Wales.
He killed off the detective in the final book The Remorseful Day.
Before becoming a full-time writer he spent 13 years teaching Latin and Greek.
Maria Rejt, Dexter's most recent editor at MacMillan, said the author had "inspired all those who worked with him".
"His loyalty, modesty and self-deprecating humour gave joy to many. His was the sharpest mind and the biggest heart, and his wonderful novels and stories will remain a testament to both," she said.
Norman Colin Dexter was born in 1930, in Stamford, Lincolnshire, and studied Classics at Cambridge University.
He worked as a teacher from 1954 to 1966, before moving to Oxford where he set his books about Inspector Morse and his assistant, Sergeant Lewis.
Carlton Productions made 33 TV Morse films with Thaw in the lead role alongside Kevin Whately as Lewis. Dexter himself appeared in cameo roles.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-39342698

Very good author, and also a very good set of TV series, Tolkien was mentioned a few times in Lewis episodes.

I expect in the current TV series, Endeavour, an actor may play Tolkien or Lewis at some point.

Posted on: 3/21 7:36:04


Uk Auction for 1st/1st FOTR 30th March 2017
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84. Tolkien (J.R.R.) The Fellowship of the Ring, first edition, first impression, folding map, a few ff. faint scattered foxing, free endpapers browned, small ink ownership to front free endpaper recto, original cloth, a little marked and abraded, boards a little darkened at upper and fore edges, spine sporadically faded, ends bumped, dust-jacket, segmented and with, respectively, creases, nicks and several closed tears, spine darkened and with a little loss at ends,
8vo, 1954. £500 - £700


http://www.dreweatts.com/cms/pages/lot/36250/84

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Re: New Book Releases
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A bit more information on the exhibition.

Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth

1 June-28 October 2018
Weston Library, Oxford

This exhibition will explore the full breadth of Tolkien’s unique literary imagination from his creation of Middle-earth, the imagined world where The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit and his other works are set, to his life and work as an artist, poet, medievalist and scholar of languages.

For the first time since the 1950s, an unprecedented array of Tolkien materials from the UK and the USA will be reunited in Oxford and displayed together in this seminal exhibition. Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth will feature manuscripts, artwork, maps, letters and artefacts from the Bodleian’s foremost Tolkien Archive, the Tolkien Collection at Marquette University in the USA and from private collections. The exhibition will delight both Tolkien fans as well as scholars, families and visitors of all ages.


http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/whatson/whats-on/upcoming-exhibitions

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Re: New Book Releases
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Thanks for that, really looking forward to the exhibition and this book

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