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Some Moseley Personalities Volume 1
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Some Moseley Personalities Volume 1.
Publisher: Moseley Local History Society, 1991
Featuring: The Balden Family; Joseph Chamberlain; Percy Harrison; Sir John Holder; Sir Barry Jackson; Cyril Lander; Joseph, Harry & Oliver Lucas; Sir Herbert Manzoni; Sidney H Meteyard & Kate Eadie; Henry Morton, JRR Tolkien; William Dyke Williamson

Does anybody have a copy of this booklet/pamphlet or has anybody heard of it? It contains a chapter on Tolkien (and his life in Birmingham?).

Posted on: 2010/9/8 1:35

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We have it, and refer to it in the Companion and Guide, at the end of the article on Birmingham (p. 117). The chapter on Tolkien (pp. 28-33) is notable for having five photos of Tolkien's and Tolkien's grandparents' homes.

Wayne & Christina

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Thank you for the information. I couldn't check the Companion & Guide, because it's in my student's apartment. But I'll checked when I'm there again.
There was a copy of the booklet on eBay, which I was following (and perhaps to buy), but it has sold today or yesterday. Did someone of you bought it? If so, can you give me quick review when you get it?

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This is a 36-page booklet, of which 5-1/2 pages are devoted to Tolkien. The biographical text by Roy Thomas adds a little local history to what can be had from other sources, mainly Carpenter, and has some inaccuracies. It is accompanied by 5 small modern black and white photos of Tolkien's grandparents' homes in Church and Ashfield roads; the Tolkien home at Gracewell; and the Tolkiens' homes in Alcester and Westfield roads.

We found our copy a few years ago on Abebooks. The two currently on that site are relatively expensive, one ridiculously so at $219!

Wayne & Christina

Posted on: 2010/9/12 4:46


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(Is there a vol. 2 too?) There was a copy on eBay very recently (can't find it, must have gone) for Buy-It-Now (~)£12; better then $219!

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