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Re: The Wonders of eBay
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So what was the link between this book and Tolkien again?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RARE-1945-1 ... ks_UK&hash=item1e72aefa0a

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Tolkien read Beowulf a few times; he lived in Oxford for a bit; &... I don't know, did he meet Basil?

How many more connections do you want?

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yers, JRR lived next door to Basil in Northmoor Road - he bought Basil's house in 1930; they took down a part of the fence so's to make the move easier...

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I wasn't kidding with that part... honest!

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The item itself (& price) probably belongs in the "interesting" thread, but the description is pure "wonders" material of the highest order!

Smith of Wootton major by J R R Tolkein h/b 1st 1967

This is a very small book 6 X 4 1/4 inches only 61 pages but it is complete and i have never seen this title before, best quality of vampires is that thay are very trustworthy, their next best quality is that thay are very modest! Overall i would say that vampires are some of the best bloodsuckers on ebay!


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