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Re: Australia's "Biggest Hobbit Fan" celebrates his growing Tolkien collection
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Yes, I notice this tendency on theoneringnet, too - folk who describe themselves as Tolkien fans, when they mean they're really fans of the movies. As Stu says, horses for courses.

But I'm interested in Kenny's hobbits as shown in the clip above - I too have a Foyles edition; and a 4th imp. I wonder whether his copies have original dust-wrappers, too?

Something which struck me from the article -

"But Kenny ... says his favourite item is not the biggest nor most expensive (that honour is reserved for the one metre square 'Hobbit hole' recently acquired from the UK, sum undisclosed).

Instead, his first edition from the second printing of The Hobbit, which went to press in December 1937 just months after the primary run."

Does this mean that he paid more for a model of Bag End than he did for a Dec. '37 Hobbit? Blimey...

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Re: Australia's "Biggest Hobbit Fan" celebrates his growing Tolkien collection
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He doesn't seem to make much of a distinction between the written works of Tolkien and the paraphernalia generated by jackson's films.

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Re: Australia's "Biggest Hobbit Fan" celebrates his growing Tolkien collection
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I, as well as some other members, have a profile on tolkienlibrary.com, but I don't have Twitter, Facebook and even a spot on Australian TV about my collection and I would never state some of the claims that Peter Kenny has, not below but to the press


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Interview: Tolkien and Wales - Dr Carl Phelpstead




Caleb Woodbridge interviews Dr Carl Phelpstead, author of 'Tolkien and Wales: Language, Literature and Identity', recently published by the University of Wales Press. Tolkien once wrote: 'I love Wales - and especially the Welsh language'. In this episode, we discuss with Dr Phelpstead how Welsh influenced Tolkien's ideas about language and his fiction, especially The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. We also discuss Tolkien's place in the university today, and what the future might hold for the academic study of Tolkien. Dr Phelpstead is a Reader in English Literature at Cardiff University. His areas of research include Old Norse and Medieval English literature. Dr Phelpstead has published widely on Norse sagas and other medieval literature and has contributed to The J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopaedia and Tolkien Studies. Length: 20 minutes


http://impossiblepodcasts.blogspot.co ... en-and-wales-dr-carl.html



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