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Re: University of Birmingham law building
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They have changed the text to 'based' now instead of 'born' in the article.

The gates appear to be next to the Clock Tower in the university and I am guessing that is what they are really talking about, as this regularly comes up as inspiration for one of "The Two Towers".

If only Tolkien had had an imagination he would not have needed all these inspirations.

Here are some more attempts at defining Tolkien's inspiration in Birmingham.

http://wulfwaru.wordpress.com/2008/09 ... ton-is-really-birmingham/

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Re: New Letter from Tolkien found between books
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Max wrote
Since I am totally new in this area, could anyone tell me how often you find a new letter from Tolkien in this forum?


At the moment we tend to see more fake letters than real ones, but Tolkien was a prolific letter writer so they must be a lot of letters from him ready to be found like you did.

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Re: New Letter from Tolkien found between books
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I have to agree with Max's comments here.

The teacher could have translated the text herself as she read to the children or just translated words that the children did not understand in English.

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Re: New Letter from Tolkien found between books
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We have recently had lots of 'fake' Tolkien letters appear and it is very nice to see an example of a genuine signed letter with its original envelope.

You have various ways to sell the letter if that is what you would like to do, one way would be to get someone to sell it on your behalf and a forum member would be a good choice for that, Pieter Collier (Beren) and his web site is http://www.tolkienlibrary.com./contacts.htm.

If you look at Beren's site you will see he is selling some letters which would give you a guide to price. (http://www.tolkienlibrary.com./dmiller/rare-Tolkien_letters.htm)

Another option would be to sell the letter through eBay.

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Re: UK HOME Hardback Reissues
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Beren has an informative article on these releases.

http://www.tolkienlibrary.com/press/9 ... le-earth_reprint_2010.php

"HarperCollins will now reprint all volumes and keep the original look & feel, so that people wishing to complete there series will be able to do so now!

Also exciting is that we will see a hardcover edition of the History of Middle-earth Index released that will match the original series!"


So this contradicts HarperCollins website description, probably have to wait until pictures appear to confirm whether new covers or not

http://www.harpercollins.co.uk/Titles ... her-tolkien-9780007365265

"This series of fascinating books has now been repackaged to complement the distinctive and classic style of the ‘black cover’ A-format paperbacks of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales."

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