A listing of Tolkien's works and where they all fit together, with some guidance on reading-order.
Tolkien Exhibition, Bodleian Library, Oxford
Jerry visits the Tolkien Exhibition at the Bodleian in Oxford, July 2018
Dwalin the Dwarf's beard is described as 'blue'. Why?
The 1960 Hobbit: The Narrative Frame
What would the in-world origin of the '1960 Hobbit' have been?
“Good morning! Treasure-inspectors!”
Quick! Dump it down the loo!
A thrush by any other name might not be the sort that knocks.
Stupid is as Stupid Does
No matter how many times you read a book, you can always learn something new you'd overlooked.
To Thieve or Not to Thieve
I've been having a bit of a muse this morning regarding Bilbo's burglarious services to Thorin & Co. I'm not a legal expert, but I'd be interested to hear other people's thoughts: One of Bilbo's protestations is the vast extent of the treasure when measured against the efforts of one small hobbit burglar: "...you cannot... Continue Reading →
When at last poor little Bilbo . . . poked his head out of the leaves he was nearly blinded . . . The sun was shining brightly . . . he saw all round him a sea of dark green ruffled here and there by the breeze. And there were hundreds [of]... Continue Reading →