The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings, Part 3)
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Mar 9, 2015
2015/3/9 16:01:04 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
My copy states the copyright as 2005, with "1" beneath denoting first printing; pretty much as the 2005 edition would say! Don't see any mention of "2015" on the copyright pg. at all.

BH
Mar 10, 2015
2015/3/10 7:19:29 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Yep, mine is the same. Another copyright page goof!
Mar 10, 2015
2015/3/10 19:37:28 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Yes, it was an oversight, the next printing will have the correct details according to HC.
Apr 1, 2015
2015/4/1 3:47:12 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Apr 27, 2015
2015/4/27 20:57:14 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
This one will be interesting:

J.R.R.Tolkien: Codemaker, Spy-master, Hero: au unauthorised biography

by Elan Sea (Author), Mr Alexander Lewis (Consultant Editor), Ms Elizabeth Currie (Consultant Editor)
Apr 27, 2015
2015/4/27 21:23:53 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Sounds like it will be interesting, at least!
Apr 28, 2015 (edited)
2015/4/28 1:45:23 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Deagol wrote:
This one will be interesting:

J.R.R.Tolkien: Codemaker, Spy-master, Hero: au unauthorised biography

by Elan Sea (Author), Mr Alexander Lewis (Consultant Editor), Ms Elizabeth Currie (Consultant Editor)

I thought he just did a three day induction course with GCHQ and then decided he didn't want to join (or GCHQ didn't require his services?). Surely that would render him neither a spy-master nor a hero* (by any stretch of those terms)?

  • Obviously I'm excluding the First World War, but I haven't read of any specific acts of heroism there, either.
Apr 28, 2015
2015/4/28 18:56:44 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Deagol wrote:
This one will be interesting:

J.R.R.Tolkien: Codemaker, Spy-master, Hero: au unauthorised biography

by Elan Sea (Author), Mr Alexander Lewis (Consultant Editor), Ms Elizabeth Currie (Consultant Editor)

Hmm, I will probably pass this one. Too speculative for my taste. From the Amazon description: "With careful examination of Tolkien's existing biographies and the inadequacies of the explanations given and perpetuated from one biographer to the next, a persuasive picture is built up of what Tolkien may have been involved in over a period of decades. The writings themselves are amongst the most revealing proof of Tolkien's preoccupation with espionage and Intelligence and they are analysed closely and carefully"
Apr 28, 2015
2015/4/28 19:09:49 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Apropos nothing much - the picture on the front shows what they say is a Webley Mk V revolver - I suspect it's based on a photo of Tolkien's WWI revolver, which is now in the Imperial War Museum (North) in Manchester.

Tolkien's revolver is a MK VI - (as is the one in the sketch on that cover). A Mk V pistol has quite a different hand-grip.
Apr 28, 2015
2015/4/28 19:12:01 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Of course, Elan Sea is just the letters L & C (Lewis & Currie) read out loud - possibly a code-breaking test for readers?

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