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J.R.R. Tolkien's Bible
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Starts at about 3:14 into video. lasts about 2 minutes, and then I stopped watching.

https://www.c-span.org/video/?412138-1/moons-rare-books

Posted on: 8/21 0:11:18

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BBC Radio 4 - Tolkien in Love 19th August 2017
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John Ronald Reuel Tolkien and Edith Mary Bratt first met in 1908. They were both orphans living in a boarding house in Birmingham. Despite the difference in their ages and religions - she was 19 and Protestant, he was 16 and Catholic - they fell in love.

When Ronald's guardian, Father Francis Xavier Morgan, found out, he forbade him to see Edith again until he came of age at 21. Ronald reluctantly obeyed and later left the city after winning an exhibition to Oxford. Edith went to live in Cheltenham. At midnight on the night he turned 21, Ronald wrote to Edith declaring his undying feelings. Unfortunately, in the intervening years, she had got engaged to someone else. He raced to her in Cheltenham, they walked through the countryside and Ronald had one chance to win Edith's heart.

Their love was the inspiration for the Beren and Luthien story at the heart of Tolkien's novel The Silmarillion.

Starring Will Merrick (Skins, The Rack Pack) as Ronald and Claudia Jessie (Line Of Duty, Their Finest) as Edith. Tolkien In Love is based on real events and written by Sean Grundy, whose previous work for Radio 4 has been Sony and Tinniswood Award nominated.

A CPL production for BBC Radio 4.


Quite an interesting play, with later parts of Tolkien's life condensed into the time frame of the story, but quite a bit of research seems to have been done by the author

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b091s20g

Posted on: 8/20 0:12:41


Re: Puppet State Theatre Company - Leaf by Niggle
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Interview on the UK Tour by Richard Medrington.

http://fringereview.co.uk/audio-inter ... jrr-tolkiens-short-story/

Tour Details for the UK in 2017 below.

If you have not seen it, or like me, want to see it again, go and see it, it is very good

http://www.puppetstate.com/touring/

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Posted on: 8/12 4:59:54

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Re: See if you can spot anything factually correct
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Berelach wrote:
I wonder if the author is interested in buying...


If you have any genuine J.R.R. Tolkein first editions, then they possibly are...

Posted on: 8/4 12:32:59


Re: See if you can spot anything factually correct
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Urulöké wrote:
I gave up a few paragraphs in. Besides typos abound and what Trotter already pointed out, I gave up at this sentence:

On the dust jacket of first editions, “Dodgson” is incorrectly spelled “Dodgson”.


It gets worse, I think you picked a wise point to stop.

Posted on: 8/4 12:13:12



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