Section: BOOKS CONCERNING TOLKIEN

Tolkien and the Great War

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Tolkien and the Great War

‘To be caught in youth by 1914 was no less hideous an experience than in 1939 … by 1918 all but one of my close friends were dead’
(J.R.R.Tolkien)

Definitive biography tracing the origins of Middle-earth to Tolkien’s youth and his experiences in the First World War.

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The Riddles of The Hobbit

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The Riddles of the HobbitUsing riddles as a starting point - the ones that appear in The Hobbit, and ancient riddles from Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic sources - Adam Roberts explores some puzzling aspects of Tolkien’s works that you may not have thought about in quite the same way before.
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The Wisdom of the Shire

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The Wisdom of the Shire‘Wisdom of the Shire’ is a ‘self-help’ book that highlights all sorts of connections between Tolkien’s sub-created world of Middle-earth and our own. In particular it uses examples from Tolkien’s writing to show how much we can learn from the hobbits - their bravery, loyalty, sense of fun, and an appreciation of the simple things in life.
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The Hobbit Visual Companion

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The Hobbit Visual CompanionVisual companion to Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
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The Hobbit Official Movie Guide

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The Hobbit Movie GuideAnother great movie guide by Brian Sibley and right up there with his Lord of the Rings movie books.

I searched (briefly) to see if this book was available as a Limited Edition Collector’s Hardback, like the ‘Rings’ guides, but couldn’t seem to find any mention of a hardback version anywhere.
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The Hobbit Annual 2013

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Hobbit Movie Annual 2013My first item of Hobbit movie merchandise - a 60+ page annual for kids with puzzles and games.
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A Tolkien Tapestry

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tolkien tapestryA wonderful art book featuring the extraordinary LotR-inspired paintings by the Dutch artist Cor Blok.
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The Art of The Hobbit

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Art of the Hobbit By JRR TolkienA beautiful book containing as complete a collection of Tolkien’s own sketches and illustrations for ‘The Hobbit’ as you’re ever likely to get. I was lucky enough to have already seen quite a few of Tolkien’s own remarkable pictures at an National Book League exhibition in 1977.
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Hobbits, Elves, and Wizards

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Hobbits Elves Wizards‘Exploring the wonders and worlds of J.R.R.Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings’.
I have a confession.
I bought this cheap in a second-hand bookshop and I don’t think I’ve opened it since.

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The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide

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Tolkien books and collectibles - Lord of the Rings Literary StudiesA two volume companion - ‘Chronology’ deals with Tolkien’s life and ‘Reader’s Guide’ deals with Tolkien’s works.
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