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On the contrary, I believe they are saying that they can make up anything they like - let's look at the title. Tolkien as a spy-master? Spy-masters run (or ran) spy-rings, did they not?

It sounds all made-up to me, and that is very much part of the style of this pair.

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Doesn't sound like a very scholarly approach to me. As for the notion of piracy -words fail me.

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IIRC there's been some talk lately of not one but two movies about Tolkien's life. I think one would feature his supposed work as a code-breaker. I wonder if Elan sea are anticipating movie rights to their book?

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Of course, Elan Sea is just the letters L & C (Lewis & Currie) read out loud - possibly a code-breaking test for readers?


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Apropos nothing much - the picture on the front shows what they say is a Webley Mk V revolver - I suspect it's based on a photo of Tolkien's WWI revolver, which is now in the Imperial War Museum (North) in Manchester.

Tolkien's revolver is a MK VI - (as is the one in the sketch on that cover). A Mk V pistol has quite a different hand-grip.

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