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    • By wichmansand
      Being a big fan of the Hobbit and the lord of the rings I spoted some clips on line which i believe are not only the pub where both authors drank and compared notes but also the Church where CS lewis is buried , can someone confim that i am not just a mad idiot ?? I believe it is in Oxford and the pub is the eagle and child ??
      Also can some one tell me if Brill was the idea behind hobberton ?
    • By ChildOfHurin
      Hey there guys, I hope you don't if I give you a quick heads up on the new limited edition of The Children Of Hurin.
      If this offends anyone as spam, I apologise. But I feel this is totally appropriate to these forums...and may well be something you'd like to buy....
      As a group of literature fans you may be aware of the recent publishing of Children Of Hurin, Tolkien’s
      final masterpiece, which was of course completed by his son Christopher.
      What you may not know is that Harper Collins are releasing a very special edition. We’re looking for ways to reach out to grass roots literature fans and we feel one of the best way to do this is through the various forums and communities online. We want to extend this offer initially to real fans who would appreciate the collectability of this very special book..
      Here’s a bit of info about the special edition, and how it differs from the edition already in circulation.
      • Painstakingly restored from Tolkien’s various manuscripts by his son, Christopher, and illustrated by Alan Lee
      • Each copy signed and numbered by Christopher Tolkien & Alan Lee
      • Strictly limited to just 500 hand-numbered copies
      • Unique illustrations and two-colour fold-out map
      • Leather-bound and hand-sewn
      • Custom leather clamshell case
      We have set up a sale page for the book here store.tolkien.co.uk/
      Originally, this book was only available for purchase in the U.K. But due to massive interest from international customers, Harper-Collins is now happy to take orders from around the world.
      If you want to get your hands on a copy, you can email them at info@store.tolkien.co.uk . If you can supply them the quantity of the products you want, your delivery address and, if you would prefer them to take your order by phone, a contact telephone number, one of their customer services representatives will contact you asap within UK working hours to take your order.
      Unfortunately, due to the matter of publishing rights, the book cannot be delivered to the U.S. Having said this, some American customers are buying the book, and having it sent to a UK address for either collection or to be sent on.
      I hope some of you guys take up the offer to own something very special indeed, the book is already selling fast!
      Buzz Assistant
      (acting on behalf of Harper Collins)