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Re: New Book Releases
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Re: Interesting eBay Auctions
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This is a UK library binding.

A lot of UK public libraries rebound books in the 1950's, and this copy is one of those.

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Is this a photo of Tolkien?
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Is this Tolkien?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01sldj1

I don't remember ever seeing this photo before, but it is described as

"Location: New Street (old location of King Edward’s School) Birmingham, West Midlands B2 4NU
Image shows former-pupils of the school who served in the war, with J.R.R. Tolkien highlighted
Photograph courtesy of King Edward School
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Can anyone confirm it is Tolkien (it looks like him to me) ?

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Re: Interesting eBay Auctions
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Thanks to this thread, I have just reread the interview in The Telegraph Magazine in 1968 by the Plimmers, and here are some quotes from the article.

Talking about The Lord of the Rings

"The book is not about anything but itself. It has no allegorical intentions, topical, moral, religious or political. It is not about modern wars or H-bombs, and my villain is not Hitler"

Fairy tale story writers

"As a child I couldn't stand Hans Anderson, and I can't now."

On his masterpiece

"Believable fairy stories must be intensely practical. You must have a map, no matter how rough. Otherwise you wander all over the place. In 'The Lord of the Rings' I never made anyone go farther than he could on a given day."

On films

"Please," wrote a 17-year-old girl, "don't let them make a movie out of your 'Ring'. It would be like putting Disneyland into the Grand Canyon."

He feels strongly that the 'Ring' should not be filmed. "You can't cramp narrative into dramatic form. It would be easier to film 'The Odyssey'. Much less happens in it. Only a few storms."

The interviewers got an awesome book signing at the end of the interview, Tolkien wrote "A star shines on the hour of our meeting" in Elvish :)

If Mr Jackson was filming The Odyssey, I am sure he could come up with more than a few storms happening in it :(

Have we seen the signed book on the market?

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Re: Letter to be auctioned at Bonham's
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There are some other interesting items as well in this auction

http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/21761/lot/220/

TOLKIEN (J.R.R.)
New Lodge, Stonyhurst, drawing, pencil with coloured pencil, INITIALLED 'JRRT' lower right and dated 1947 lower left, INSCRIBED BY TOLKIEN ON VERSO "for Mr & Mrs Bailey in memory of a beautiful holiday August 1947, JRRT", 150 x 183mm., 1947

Estimate £3000 to £5000

J.R.R. Tolkien: Artist and Illustrator Wayne G. Hammond & Christina Scull page 31

Other lots

http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/21761 ... gory=list&q0=tolkien&m0=0

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