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Re: Hobbit Films Officially Greenlit
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Oh great. I wonder if the movie will be full of flashbacks, or if there will be a short half hour intro showing the Istari arriving.

Sylvester McCoy, a good Doctor, but.....

Posted on: 2010/10/26 4:37


Need help finding a book. (not Tolkien related)
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Hi all.

I hate to start a 'junk post' but I need help.

I am looking for two books,
a first edition:
Patchwork. Around the beacon (sedgley) and other poems
by E A Underhill published in 1932.

and

The story of the ancient manor of sedgley
by E A Underhill published in 1942

I have done all the standard internet searches. Both these books were self published by the author and concerning Sedgley town, within the Metropolitan Borough of Dudley, in the West Midlands of England. Historically a part of Staffordshire.
It is a long shot but if anyone may know someone who may know someone, even if they do not realise they want to sell it.

Posted on: 2010/10/18 5:58


Re: Hobbit Films Officially Greenlit
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Terrible news! Jackson made an entertaining film but is in no way the only one who could make a Middle Earth movie. Why is it so hard to make a movie exactly like the book. The Hobbit is not strictly canon and is written for children. None of Tolkiens works should be made into live action movies. In 3D, come on. Are we not over this decades obsession with this sub standard way of filming movies!!

Posted on: 2010/10/18 5:45


Re: A nice blog on collecting Tolkien books
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bruffyboy, interesting blog. I look forward to future instalments

Posted on: 2010/8/23 5:07


Re: Super Deluxe values
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I prefer lower numbers.

I received my copy of the SD The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun the other day. It is sitting on my bookshelf next to the SD The Children of Hurin. I have not opened either of these and am in no rush to do so. I can really only judge them by photos, tho I do think the cases look attractive. I know it has been said before but I must comment on the sizes. I think it lazy that they do not fit in size. It makes no sense.

I have previously mentioned this on another thread but I find it almost surprising that both of these titles have not sold out, especially S&G. In my opinion S&G being the first deluxe edition would be a definite for a book collector to own.

I understand that the quality of S&G compared to CoH is not good; why is this opinion formed?

Of course the prices are ridiculous and the edition is perhaps a little large and the initial S&G discount price was not wise as it may undermine the perceived value.

I can’t help thinking tho that had of this been sold by a company like The Folio Society it would have long since become sold out. The limited editions they sell can move quite fast. I guess their books are of a higher quality. Harper Collins are not great at promoting their books either.

It will be at least fifty years before these books start achieving true higher prices. One some have been opened, read, lost, and the ridiculous prices of the current ones for sale by private booksellers are over.

Re-reading it my post is a bit of a jumble of ideas and not strictly fitting into the title of ‘Super Deluxe Values’, but I had to have my say somewhere. : D

For the record an edition of the SD S&G is lost in transit, which could mean anything I guess.

Posted on: 2010/8/23 5:02



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