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The authoritative exploration of the man behind Middle Earth. From Tolkien's Bletchley Park connection to the `publishing risk' of The Lord of the Rings, this latest addition to... Read more
The authoritative exploration of the man behind Middle Earth. From Tolkien's Bletchley Park connection to the `publishing risk' of The Lord of the Rings, this latest addition to the Amazing & Extraordinary series explores J.R.R.Tolkien's inventiveness, the sources of his inspiration and the fellowship of his fan base.
Colin Duriez writes books, edits and lectures. He has appeared as a commentator on extended version film DVDs of Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings, BBC's The Worlds of Fantasy, the bonus DVD for Focus on the Family Radio Theatre's audio dramatisation of The Screwtape Letters (which has Andy Serkis as Screwtape), and the Sony DVD Ringers about Tolkien fandom and the impact of Tolkien on popular culture. His books include J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis: The Story of Their Friendship, Tolkien and The Lord of the Rings. As well as being a long-time member of The Tolkien Society he has had an important role in Festival in the Shire. Colin lives in the Oxfordshire.
A fascinating reference to the history of the London Underground that reveals new insights into the history of the iconic transport system. Discover tales of the first lines and the steam trains that ran along them, abandoned ghost stations, or the latest facts on Crossrail - the perfect gift for commuters, tourists and railway enthusiasts alike.
A unique collection of surprising revelations, heroic deeds and other quirky pieces of trivia from the conflicts that have shaped London's fascinating past. From British wartime commanders and other characters who called London their home, through the privations of war and their social impact, to the devastation caused by the Blitz.
This fascinating and entertaining book explores the flora and fauna, quirky country customs and traditions, the nature and history that give the English countryside its unique charm and special identity. From the standing stones and carvings of our ancestors to the habits of the wildlife living in the hedgerows and woodlands.
This is a unique collection of strange laws, heroic deeds, surprising revelations and other quirky stories that have shaped the unique history of Scotland. Scotland's long history is an extraordinarily rich source of amazing facts, whether your interest is political, social, architectural or historical.
This is a unique collection of strange laws, heroic deeds, surprising revelations and other quirky stories that have shaped the unique history of Britain's capital. London's long history is an extraordinarily rich source of amazing facts, whether your interest is political, social, architectural or historical.
Unearths a wealth of intriguing truths about British royal domestic life, royal celebrations, royal etiquette, wisdom and sayings, and how they have shaped history. Covering the period from Henry VIII to Queen Elizabeth II, this book presents interesting, surprising and little-known facts and stories about a wide range of topics.
Reveals the complex friendship between the two literary figures, noting their shared academic experiences at Oxford University, Lewis's influence on Tolkien's completion of The Lord of the Rings, and the differences in their temperaments and spiritual beliefs. Original.
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