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Jan 10 (edited)
2021/1/10 20:53:24 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
On a more positive note, The Seattle Times includes The Nature of Middle-earth on their list of "Critic picks 20 of the most eagerly awaited books of 2021".

https://www.seattletimes.com/entertain ... ly-awaited-books-of-2021/
Jan 10 (edited)
2021/1/10 22:30:12 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
The leak? Maybe Wormtongue?
Jan 10
2021/1/10 22:34:50 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Trotter wrote:

Private Eye https://www.private-eye.co.uk/ have already reviewed the book. For anyone who is not aware of Private Eye, the magazine is very anti Tolkien and the Tolkien Estate.


I wouldn't get too stressed about Private Eye. Their job is to poke fun at whatever is there to have fun poked at it, and I think the readership knows that.
Feb 9
2021/2/9 18:15:50 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Amazon UK is reporting that the release has been pushed back to September 2.
Feb 9
2021/2/9 18:56:38 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Not even two under months after the planned date? I'm fine with this. Would rather the editor take a bit of extra time to ensure everything is as revised as possible, then coming out on time and with errors.
Feb 9
2021/2/9 19:00:16 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

insurrbution wrote:

Not even two under months after the planned date? I'm fine with this. Would rather the editor take a bit of extra time to ensure everything is as revised as possible, then coming out on time and with errors.

I am sure Carl can speak for himself but I would think it is like so many other publications down to delays during Covid times.
Feb 9
2021/2/9 19:01:51 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Sorry, this is on me. I'm still finalizing the book. But I promise it will be worth the wait!
Feb 9
2021/2/9 19:09:16 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

insurrbution wrote:

Not even two under months after the planned date? I'm fine with this. Would rather the editor take a bit of extra time to ensure everything is as revised as possible, then coming out on time and with errors.

Pedant in me, sorry. 😬

27 May -> 2 September =/= "under two months" 😉
Feb 9
2021/2/9 19:25:46 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Strange! Not doubting you, but look: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/the-nature-of-middle-earth/9780008387921-item.html?ikwid=nature+of+middle-earth&ikwsec=Home&ikwidx=0#algoliaQueryId=362ce2728cdb5e1c2183607d37807285 .

I guess their date might've been wrong. Checking via some UK booksellers, the planned date was June 24.
Feb 9
2021/2/9 19:28:58 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I know, the date has been all over the place, and really immaterial - just a lighthearted joke more than anything else. As an aside, Canada (especially in the pandemic times) seems to get HC UK books long after they are available in the UK itself. I noted this with the illlustrated Unfinished Tales as well - almost a month after the UK release.

Thanks for the update Aelfwine! Looking forward to the book whenever it is ready, no hurry.
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