Will we ever see Tolkien’s Aotrou & Itroun in Deluxe Edition?

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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

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Tolkien “big announcement” coming tomorrow!

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The Official J.R.R. Tolkien Facebook page has said that a “big announcement” will be made sometime tomorrow.

They have also included the above tantalising picture in the post. Continue reading

Psst! I’ve written my first book … The Trials of Sherlock Holmes

 

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The excitement is unbearable.

Okay so it’s not Middle-earth related but I felt I had to share this news.

My love for the stories of Sherlock Holmes has been duly discussed in some of my posts here. Now I can finally reveal that my first ever book will be released on June 13th! Continue reading

Approaching Tolkien: The Lay of Aotrou & Itroun

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Tolkien’s poetic skills are undisputed: eloquent, beautiful, moving.

I am in no way an expert on poetry. However, I like to read the odd verse or two every now and then. So what I look for in a poem is a consistent rhyming pattern, the clever construction of words and meaning in a restrictive format, and all this through an easy and clear read.

This is why I have enjoyed Tolkien’s poems above any other author’s. He is capable of saying so much, in such a beautiful way, without reverting to the abstract or metaphorical that is typical of so many poems. His pacing is progressive and the content itself is both meaningful and straight to the point. Continue reading

Beren and Lúthien: New Tolkien book in 2017!

Beren and Luthien book cover.jpgGreat news to all Tolkien fans!

As I’m sure you’ve all heard by now, the second of the Tolkien’s “Great Tales” will find itself on shelves as a standalone publication in May 2017, HarperCollins announced.

The book, which will compile together all known versions of the story, will be edited by Christopher Tolkien and illustrated by Alan Lee. Its publication will coincide with the 10th anniversary since the publication of The Children of Húrin. Continue reading