A toast to the Professor …

Tolkien (BBC)

In what has become a yearly tradition for Tolkien fans, today is the day when readers – who have been captivated by the magic of Middle-earth and the Professor’s numerous other works – raise a glass to honour the birth of the author. Continue reading

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Celebrate Tolkien’s Birthday today!

JRRT

On this day, in 1892, J.R.R. Tolkien was born; and with him a future that would enable millions of readers around the world to enjoy and experience the realism of Middle-earth and its inhabitants.

Much is owed to this man of humble origins who, though still firmly rooted to the ground, rose to great prominence and gave an essential contribution to the world – not only in the realms of story-telling, but also academic contributions to the English Language.
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