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TCG Letter #251 / Carpenter Letter #105

J.R.R. Tolkien
Stanley Unwin
21 July 1946
Unwin had been knighted and asked about progress on The Lord of the Rings. Tolkien, addressing him as Sir Stanley, felt he had treated him badly and said he would attempt to do better. Tolkien had been ill but mostly recovered, and had at last taken steps to alleviate some of his workload. However, Tolkien wanted to congratulate Unwin on his new honour, which gave him great pleasure.

He asked if Unwin's son David Severn still wanted to look at Farmer Giles. If he did Tolkien was sending it now, after more than a year's delay. Tolkien had tried to finish The Hobbit sequel but failed. Tolkien mentioned other work he had recently done: A story in verse, an expanded version of an essay on Fairy Stories in a memorial volume for Charles Williams, and three parts of another book.

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