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Charles Coulombe Tells All

The following is a slightly edited transcript of my recent interview with Catholic historian Charles Coulombe, KCSS.

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Historical

J. R. R. Tolkien: A Biography - Review

J. R. R. Tolkien: A Biography, by Humphrey Carpenter

Published in 1977

Pages: 287

Genre: Non-fiction, biography

“It is mid-morning on a spring day in 1967.” 961 more words

Writing

Why Do Dwarves Have Scottish Accents?

Eric Grundhauser of Atlas Obscura ponders why we associate certain (English) accents with fantasy creatures such as dwarves, elves, and trolls:

As radio and film adaptations of Tolkien’s works were released in later decades, you can see the slow evolution of the dwarven accent from the low British of 1977’s cartoon version of…

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Sighted Elsewhere

Wanted: Guest Posts for Tolkien Reading Event (March 2017)

During March 2017, Pages Unbound will be running our fourth Tolkien Reading Event.  Every year on March 25, the Tolkien Society celebrates Tolkien Reading Day… 276 more words

Events

saraletourneau reblogged this on Sara Letourneau's Official Website & Blog and commented:

Calling all Tolkienites! Pages Unbound is looking for bloggers, readers, and writers who are interested in participating in next year's Tolkien Reading Event. The 2016 edition in March featured a fantastic mix of Tolkien-related book reviews, discussion posts, and fun quizzes. (Example: I discovered my Hobbit name was Ferdinand Smallburrow of Buckleberry. *lol*) I was also on one several bloggers who was interviewed for their Tolkien Talks series, and I really enjoyed answering Briana and Krysta's questions and chatting about Tolkien and his stories with their readers. If you'd like to take part in the 2017 Tolkien Reading Event, follow this reblog to Pages Unbound's original post and fill out their online form. :)

When nature strikes back.

In all my works I take the part of trees as against all their enemies.

(J. R. R. Tolkien, Letter 339)

I love nature. For me nothing can beat a walk in a forest or a park as far from the noise of the big city as possible and preferably in the closet proximity of any body of water. 1,092 more words

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Huldufólk: The Inhabitants of Iceland's Faërian Realm

In the North Atlantic there is an island, and it is said that upon this island live two nations: the human nation of Iceland, and a second nation, one that is mysterious and veiled. 42 more words

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Loving a Fictional Character

King Theoden, from the Lord of the Rings movie (which I didn’t see, but never mind)

There are hundreds of characters in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings… 248 more words

Book Reviews