Tag: JRR Tolkien

This week, pupils were asked to nominate British authors who should be featured on a £20 note …

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              Today is officially Hobbit Day! “Today is my 111th birthday. 111 years is far too short a time to live among such excellent and admirable Hobbits. I don’t know half of you half …

Literary Anniversaries: 22 September Read More »

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Taking an average reading speed of 300 words per minute, it would take nearly 100 hours to read the series of books that today’s birthday boy is most famous for (which stands at 1,770,000 words).  Any ideas who it could …

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Today we celebrate the birth of China Miéville in 1972. China who?  Is that a real name?

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We have two anniversaries to celebrate today: the first a name known to almost everyone; the second is less well known, but equally worth celebrating.  Frederick Pohl and JRR Tolkien both died today, 40 years apart. “A good science fiction …

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There are two important anniversaries today: again a birth and a death.  In 1797 Mary Shelley was born, and in 2013, Seamus Heaney died.

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click here for the The Hobbit @ Williamson Park: video trailer … Let’s get my personal ‘Hobbit‘ credentials out there from the word go …

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UNESCO have just awarded this accolade to a 1,000-year-old volume of poetry (a source and inspiration for JRR Tolkien, amongst others) which is on display at Exeter Cathedral. Click here for more information …

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