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Re: The Wonders of...
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Another one from "Festival in the Shire"...

Quote: "This is one of the first and only copies we've seen. Truly rare"

Er, what? This is just actively trying to rip people off, IMHO.

Ridiculous money for a commonly available set actually that isn't in particularly good condition (look at that edge wear). I think I paid $10 or so for a similar set that was completely unread and pretty much pristine. I've seen plenty of them for sale, including the odd shrink-wrapped set for sub-$20.

Madness.

eBay Item #231703727419

Posted on: 2015/9/28 21:56

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Re: George Sayer in Malvern
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garm wrote:
''But had it not been for a chance visit to Worcestershire more than half a century ago by novelist J R R Tolkien, The Hobbit may never have been made. ''

- not true - The Hobbit had already been in print for a decade and a half by then.


Yeah, the article isn't the most accurate, but it is just a local paper piece.

Posted on: 2015/7/20 17:29


George Sayer in Malvern
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My wife came across the following article:

http://www.malverngazette.co.uk/news/ ... &fb_action_types=og.likes

So I just found out that my wife knew George Sayer, as he lived a couple of doors down from her when she lived in Malvern. Apparently George was a lovely bloke.

So it turns out my wife almost has an indirect Tolkien connection (that said she also has a Peter Jackson connection as she had the parents of Richard Taylor as neighbours. I'll forgive her that one).

Posted on: 2015/7/19 22:42


Re: Interesting eBay Auctions
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Doesn't come up that often sensibly priced as a BIN, so may be of interest to someone

eBay Item #252030144619

Posted on: 2015/7/18 3:40


Re: I just wrote "The Hobbit" in C#
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There is a sourceforge project for the Swift/Mac version (that I wrote after doing the initial C# one). I didn't implement load/save on the C# version and there were some other limitations that were too much effort to work on, given no one else would ever look at it.

The OSX version ended up being much better (and took much longer):

https://sourceforge.net/projects/spectrumhobbitforosx/

Posted on: 2015/7/17 21:46

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