Tag Archives: Tolkien

Christopher Tolkien, last of the Inklings ~ M. C. Tuggle

Reblogged from  M.C. Tuggle, Writer: Hannah Long gives a well-deserved tribute to J.R.R. Tolkien’s son and literary heir Christopher in the latest Weekly Standard. Long’s introduction to Christopher Tolkien’s life work includes insights into what makes the elder Tolkien’s stories … Continue reading

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Frankenstein, Gollum and the unseen will…

“I’m re-reading Tolkien,” said my son. “Cool. How far have you got?” “The riddles in the dark bit.” That made me smile, as we’d taken inspiration from that chapter for the December workshop. “What do you reckon… when Gollum says … Continue reading

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Eyes for an Eye… Stuart France

* “You know of what I speak, Gandalf. A great eye, lidless, wreathed in flame.” * I recall struggling to formulate this image when first reading Tolkien’s masterpiece. Even with the help of the cover illustrations it seemed to me … Continue reading

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Fantasy and the problem with Tolkien

It has to be said that Tolkien causes problems. Quite apart from being so addictive that, once read, you are likely to go back and read the books again, you may never find anywhere quite as rich as  Middle Earth … Continue reading

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When reviews really matter…

From the archives April 2015: Image source reddit.com  “Bilbo Baggins was a Hobbit who lived in his Hobbit hole and never went for adventures, at last Gandalf the wizard and his Dwarves persuaded him to go. He had a very … Continue reading

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Entomology from Stuart France

Reblogged from somethingferal The Kingdom… * * is like the smallest of seeds… Continue reading at Stuart France

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