It’s July 8th and that means another year has passed since the creation of A Tolkienist’s Perspective!
I can’t believe how swiftly time has passed since typing my first post, which was achieve with much trepidation and doubts as to how it would be received. Continue reading “This blog is 5 years old!”
It has become a nice tradition that with every new release of a Tolkien book, we get the hardback edition and its deluxe equivalent.
Which got me thinking …
What happened with the deluxe edition of The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun? Continue reading “Will we ever see Tolkien’s Aotrou & Itroun in Deluxe Edition?”
Whence come the dragons …
Within Tolkien’s works there are only two instances in which the Withered Heath is mentioned, and both come from The Hobbit.
The first (and only) time we get to know about this place is from a comment made by Thorin during the ‘Unexpected Party’.
“And I know where Mirkwood is, and the Withered Heath where the great dragons bred.”
The Hobbit, ‘An Unexpected Party’
Whilst my curious reader-appetite has been satisfied, I’ve always wanted to know more about this particular location in Middle-earth. Continue reading “Wind on the Withered Heath”
Dickens’ short story that inspired a Tolkien chapter
This is somewhat a Tolkien paper I had written a while back, with the expressed intention to publish it one day. When that day never seemed to arrive, I thought it would be suitable to post an edited version on this blog.
The following, although much abbreviated from the original, is still pretty long. So proceed with caution but, as always, please enjoy 🙂
Continue reading “Tolkien’s Dickensian Dreams”
It’s been exactly one year since I wrote my first post for this blog (‘The Journey Begins!’).
Back then I was uncertain how things would develop and I certainly couldn’t see myself still writing about Tolkien 12 months later.
Continue reading “Celebrating One Year of Blogging!”