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There And Back Again

“I wish I was at home in my nice hole by the fire, with the kettle just beginning to sing!” It was not the last time that he wished that!

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The Lord of the Rings Through The Eyes Of An 11 Year Old

The first and original book review of The Hobbit was candidly supplied in 1936 by the ten-year old son of publisher Sir Stanley Unwin:

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J. R. R. Tolkien: The Quest For the Motherless Heroes

The hero or heroine orphaned by their mother is probably as old a plot device as the story-telling itself. However, it may actually be used to achieve many effects – not just to create a tragic setting or to evoke compassion in the audience. 966 more words

Salma Saleh; story #18

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out of your door,” he used to say. “You step into the Road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there is no knowing where you might be swept off to.” J.R.R. 380 more words

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The Rescue of Maedhros

“Again therefore in his pain Maedhros begged that he would slay him; but Fingon cut off his hand above the wrist, and Thorondor bore them both back to Mithrim.” 8 more words

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Why Fiction

“I am the product of endless books.” -CS Lewis

What is the value of fictional works in a world with some much reality to deal with? 1,007 more words

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Amazon will run a multi-season Lord of the Rings prequel TV series

(Source: arstechnica.com)

Amazon has acquired the global television rights to The Lord of the Rings, and the Internet giant has already committed to a multi-season TV series rooted in author J.R.R. 494 more words

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