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Re: Recent Tolkien events
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I edited my original post, Tom starts at 52 minutes 35 seconds into the podcast.

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Re: 1972 deluxe LOTR- changes with each edition?
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It does not look like a lot of difference between these copies, according to tolkienbooks.net, apart from the later copies are in boxes and not slipcases.

http://web.archive.org/web/2007101903 ... tails.php?reference=45150

Posted on: 2010/8/22 13:27


Re: Recent Tolkien events
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BTW - some time ago I asked what it is that made Macynlleth 'the heart of Tolkien country' and as yet haven't had an answer. Purely in a spirit of fun, I'd like to know; is this part of Wales the heart of Tolkien country? and if so, how? And why?


In the podcast that I mentioned Tom Shippey was asked this very question and he categorically denied that Tolkien thought Wales has anything to do with the Shire.

Posted on: 2010/8/21 10:36


Re: Recent Tolkien events
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garm mentioned about Moreton

"Ted, and Jef Murray, were there throughout the weekend, which was a big treat for their fans. Peter Pracownik missed the Friday (attending a rock festival, I understand - Peter used to be in Hawkwind, y'know). Peter suffered a painful accident recently, and gamely attended on crutches. Get well soon, Peter. And the same good wishes to Ruth, who sadly couldn't be there at all this weekend - she'd hurt her back in a fall. I did mention to Jef and ted that they might need to watch out for themselves for a while - two out of four Tolkien artists coming a cropper within a two-week period? Ouch!"

Was it not because she was in Wales, she is in the picture on this website?

http://galleyhillart.blogspot.com/2010/08/festival-in-shire.html

Posted on: 2010/8/21 10:20


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garm, were you referring to the GTC Roadshow, (Mark Faith was very involved in this when it was first set up, but no updates on the roadshow for a long time), when you mentioned scheduled talks, link below which refers to The Hobbit, but they also paid the highest ever price for a 1st/1st signed Lord of the Rings.

http://www.tolkienguide.com/modules/wordpress/archives/48

Were they displayed well at the Festival in the Shire 2010, I'd love to have seem them myself

I have seen some press reports that the main investor in the GTC Roadshow also invested with Bernard Madoff and had a few problems there but it would nice to get an update on these books and when we can see them next, after the Festival in the Shire 2010.

Posted on: 2010/8/21 5:46

Edited by Trotter on 2010/8/21 6:09:54
Edited by Trotter on 2010/8/21 6:13:29
Edited by Trotter on 2010/8/21 6:14:12



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