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Re: Poor Journalism
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In one post, the Burren Tolkien Society repeat almost verbatim part of a letter which Tolkien wrote to his grandson about Ireland, as published in Scull & hammond Vol.II under 'Ireland'. They give the name of the grandson as 'George Christopher'. Despite the fact that the book they were copying from actually gives the correct name!

Edit: Page 431 of the Reader's Guide

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Posted on: 2013/5/3 11:47

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Something that makes me spit feathers is that Mr Curtin - whom the Irish Sun newspaper calls 'a leading expert' - says that Tolkien based his book on Ireland, but had to tone down the Irishness so as not to upset the sensibilities of his predominently English readers. And that he'd admitted the irish connections later in life.

Balls.

Posted on: 2013/5/3 11:35


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I believe the gent said he was studying at Oxford in the sixties, when he attended lectures by Tolkien. We know that JRR retired in 1959, but I've heard or read that he stood in for his successor now and again.

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I noticed that, too. I think it's a bloody cheek!

Posted on: 2013/5/2 13:07


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It's not a reprint - how do you 'reprint' a hand-written letter? It's a bleedin' printout off the net!

Posted on: 2013/4/30 14:12



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