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Author Archive: Urulöké

Tolkien Audiobooks on Humble Bundle

Urulöké @ Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 ()

Humble Bundle is an online charitable service that offers content from various ebook, audiobook and computer software companies at very low prices, with a portion of all sales going to charity. This week's book bundle includes The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings books, and two other secondary collections - Tolkien and the West [...]

Tales Before Tolkien (signed or inscribed) offer from Douglas Anderson

Urulöké @ Monday, January 11th, 2016 ()

In case you missed Doug's offer on his blog, he has extra hardcover copies of Tales Before Tolkien that he edited, and he is offering them for $13 postpaid (to USA, inquire for international shipping costs) for the month of January.
Here is the table of contents:
Introduction“The Elves” by Ludwig Tieck“The Golden Key” by George [...]

The Ring Goes Ever On: Proceedings of the Tolkien 2005 Conference Discounted

Urulöké @ Monday, November 16th, 2015 ()

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the first publication of The Lord of the Rings, The Tolkien Society is offering The Ring Goes Ever On: Proceedings of the Tolkien 2005 Conference for the discount price of £10 (plus shipping). At a whopping 835 pages in two oversized volumes, this publication contains nearly 100 articles from [...]

Lights and Your Book Collection

Urulöké @ Friday, November 13th, 2015 ()

Recently I moved to a new house which has some built in bookshelves in my office space (some pictured right, please excuse the debris which still has not found appropriate homes scattered around the books). As I do not yet have the budget to design and build a personal library to perfection, I (and assumably [...]

Lulu Coupon 30% off today only

Urulöké @ Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 ()

Lulu.com is having a one-day flash sale with 30% off books and calendars from their print-on-demand catalog. I used the opportunity to finally pick up a full set of the issues 1-50 of Vinyar Tengwar from The Elvish Linguistic Fellowship. There are a lot of important articles in this journal, including many primary [...]

Tolkien Annotated Map Pictures From Twitter

Urulöké @ Thursday, October 29th, 2015 ()

I thought those of you not using Twitter (or just happened to miss these) would enjoy some additional images of the Lord of the Rings map annoted by Tolkien and Baynes that have been shared over there. I will update this with additional pics as I come across them (or share in the comments). [...]

Arda Philology Volume 5

Urulöké @ Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 ()

Omentielva is the familiar name for the International Conference on J.R.R. Tolkien’s Invented Languages. The proceedings of each Omentielva conference is published in volumes titled Arda Philology.
Arda Philology 5, the Proceedings of Omentielva Lempea, was published in September 2015. This volume from the fifth conference contains five papers and three haiku in Quenya:
J. [...]

Letter explaining creation of Estella Brandybuck up for auction on October 22

Urulöké @ Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 ()

By request I am republishing this article from The Tolkien Society below - this is an interesting little piece of the creation of the history of Middle-earth, in Tolkien's own handwriting.
Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions are auctioning a letter which explains the creation of Estella Brandybuck née Bolger, the wife of Meriadoc Brandybuck, on the 22nd [...]

The Landscapes of Middle-earth - Announcing the Beyond Bree Calendar for 2016

Urulöké @ Monday, September 14th, 2015 ()

I must say that I have to now get a copy of the Chinese Lord of the Rings with the cover art pictured above by Jian Guo, it is just stunning! Of course, I will (again) be getting this edition of the Beyond Bree calendar as they are always well constructed, well edited, and [...]

Oxonmoot Sep 10-13 2015 - This Weekend

Urulöké @ Tuesday, September 8th, 2015 ()

Unfortunately I will not be able to attend this weekend's Oxonmoot (sadly, I have never managed to be in the UK during a Tolkien related event - something I hope to fix some day soon!) I hope those of you have a great time, and share some experiences here if you can.
Here is the [...]

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