JRR Tolkien

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Questions raised over charity seeking to buy JRR Tolkien's Oxford house
Project backed by Ian McKellen and Martin Freeman hopes to raise £4.5m for the purchase, but there are concerns about intentions of Christian groups involved

Alison Flood

08, Dec, 2020 @12:14 PM

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Campaign to buy JRR Tolkien's house backed by Lord of the Rings actors
Ian McKellen and Martin Freeman support £4.5m crowdfunding campaign to turn the Oxford home where Tolkien wrote his most famous books into a museum

Alison Flood

03, Dec, 2020 @12:36 PM

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Unseen JRR Tolkien essays on Middle-earth coming in 2021
The Nature of Middle-earth will cover topics including Elvish immortality, the geography of Gondor – and which races could grow beards

Alison Flood

19, Nov, 2020 @9:30 AM

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A guided walk of Tolkien's original Shire, in Birmingham
It’s there and back again for our writer, who takes in Hobbiton, the mill, the Old Forest and the author’s childhood home – all in the suburb of Sarehole

Richard Franks

13, Nov, 2020 @6:30 AM

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It’s time for fantasy fiction and role-playing games to shed their racist history
Representation of characters from ‘uncivilised’ worlds and a nostalgia for colonial cultures have been problematic from the start

Payal Dhar

03, Nov, 2020 @3:15 PM

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Experience: I found a fortune in a charity shop
I picked up a copy of The Hobbit for 50p and started reading it on the train to work. Then a colleague said it might be worth something

Andy Hewson

10, Jul, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Top 10 best-dressed characters in fiction | Amanda Craig
Authors from Charlotte Brontë to Suzanne Collins have imagined clothes for their characters that are almost as expressive as their wearers

Amanda Craig

01, Jul, 2020 @1:18 PM

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Lord of the Rings TV series issues New Zealand casting call for 'funky-looking' people
Talent agency job ad lists long skinny limbs, acne scars, facial lines, missing bones and large eyes as desirable features

Charlotte Graham-McLay in Wellington

24, Jun, 2020 @2:08 AM

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Ian Holm, star of Lord of the Rings, Alien and Chariots of Fire, dies aged 88
The versatile actor went from the RSC and Harold Pinter to international movie stardom with roles as the hobbit Bilbo Baggins and an android in Alien

Andrew Pulver

19, Jun, 2020 @11:32 AM

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I've never seen … The Lord of the Rings
Peter Jackson’s mammoth Tolkien adaptation seemed to be too humourless and chockful of pointless names to be worth the bother – but I hit my stride en route

Noah Gittell

02, Jun, 2020 @11:47 AM

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The English towers and landmarks that inspired Tolkien's hobbit sagas
Book identifies middle England sources for sites of key scenes from Middle-earth books

Vanessa Thorpe

23, May, 2020 @12:05 PM

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Narnia to Wonderland: Oxford’s Story Museum brings kids’ books to life
Revamped Oxford attractions aims to awaken children in a district once ranked bottom for reading to the joy of storytelling

Donna Ferguson

15, Mar, 2020 @6:59 AM

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