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VTom Bombadil
Tom Bombadil A Romantic Hero For Our Times

J.Storer (with A.Taylor, T.Tailby)

How accurate is it to see Tolkien’s work  as a repudiation of Locke’s 17th century materialism ?

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Oxonmoot Press Release

A weekend of Talking Tolkien, friendship and Fellowship …”

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Crossword Puzzle

“J.R.R. Tolkien worked hard in order to present some examples of runic and tengwar script…”

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Rick Wakeman
Interview Sue Wookey

I remember a teacher reading us The Hobbit when I was a tiny tot and loving it...

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Marco Lo Music
Interview Philip Smith

Philip Smith is an internationally renowned designer bookbinder and book artist.

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Interview with Melissa Ruth Arul

Employed in the Graduate School of Taylor’s University College, a leading educational institutions of higher learning in Malaysia

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The Lay of Leithian or the Heroism of the Couple

The Lay of Leithian, an incomplete work of J. R. R. Tolkien, holds a particular place in the corpus of the posthumous publications of the history of Middle earth....

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E D I T O R I A L Issue Eight August 2010

From the Editor – Alex Lewis

Well, here we are, less than a fortnight away from the Big Event! The countdown is rapidly approaching its climax, and all the hard work of the organisers will be put to the test, as it were, when the gates open Friday week. As I have been watching all the parts of it coming together, it does look as though it will really be an event that will cater for a wide range of fan and scholar alike.


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General- LOTR Weapons set 3

Lord of the Rings Appendix A
Corey Olsen

Perhaps the first time you finished The Lord of the Rings, taking a deep breath with Sam Gamgee and reading “Well, I’m back,” ...

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Festival in the Shire Journal - the magazine discussing all things Tolkien. News, interviews, music and art relating to Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit and other J.R.R. Tolkien stories

This months articles - Tom Bombadil A Romantic Hero For Our Times | Oxonmoot Press Release | Crossword Puzzle | The Tolkien Professor | Interview Sue Wookey | Interview Philip Smith | Interview with Melissa Ruth Arul | The lay of Leithian or the Heroism of the Couple

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