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Re: Tolkien the spy?
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I notice this bit in the Telegraph version of the article (http://bit.ly/m818w): "A record of [Tolkien's] training carries the word ''keen'' beside his name." This leads the GCHQ historian to remark that ''While he didn't sign up as was probably intended, he did complete three days' training and was 'keen' to do more." I think it plain that "keen" was written only to indicate the pronunciation of "Tolkien" (distinguishing it from "kine")....

Posted on: 2009/9/16 7:38


Re: E-books
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I noticed this morning that the e-book editions of The Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales, and The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún are now available, at least for the Kindle (on Amazon.com, of course).

Posted on: 2009/5/18 7:51


Re: E-books
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The e-books are indeed available on Amazon, and work on the Kindle. (I have them on mine right now.) Well worth the cost just to finally be able to search the text!

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Posted on: 2009/4/20 16:49


Re: Another Christopher signature?
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Clumsy fake.

Posted on: 2009/1/4 6:33


Re: Tolkien signature
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I would also submit that the occurrence in the typed "version" of "moon-lather", taken litteratim from the Maggs Bros. transcript, proves that the typed letter is a fraud. "Moon-lather" must be a misreading (by the Maggs transcriber) of "moon-letter" (those familiar with Tolkien's handwriting will not be surprised that someone unfamiliar with it or with _The Hobbit_ would make this mistake), and is certainly not something would ever _type_. (Not to mention all the other typos: Tolkien would _never_ have left so many uncorrected errors in a sent letter.)

Carl

Posted on: 2008/10/8 11:37



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