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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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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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The Lord of the Rings : A Reader’s Companion

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Tolkien books and collectibles - Lord of the Rings Literary StudiesA superb in depth companion to The Lord of the Rings - I think this was originally intended to be published as an ‘annotated’ Lord of the Rings with all the entries as footnotes to the published text, but it ended up as a stand alone book. And a very fine one at that.
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The Song of Middle-earth

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Tolkien books and collectibles - The Song Of Middle-earthStudy of Tolkien’s works. I have a feeling that the author, David Harvey, may have been a contestant on the BBC’s ‘Mastermind’ quiz show, answering questions about Tolkien. There’s a chance he may have been the winner, too.
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The Rough Guide to the Lord of the Rings

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Tolkien books and collectibles - The Rough Guide to the Lord of the RingsEverything you ever wanted to know about Middle-earth.
It says here.

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Tree by Tolkien (Village Press)

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Tolkien books and collectibles - Tree by TolkienLittle paperback study by Colin Wilson. I have a feeling that there was some problem with the title of this book - that Tolkien felt it was too similar to ‘Tree and leaf’. Or something.
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Tree by Tolkien (Capra Press)

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Tolkien books and collectibles - Tree by TolkienLittle paperback study by Colin Wilson. I have a feeling that there was some problem with the title of this book - that Tolkien felt it was too similar to ‘Tree and leaf’. Or something.
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Tolkien Criticism: An Annotated Checklist

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Tolkien books and collectibles - Tolkien Criticism: An Annotated ChecklistA book about books about books. Basically a big list of books about The Lord of the Rings and that.
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JRR Tolkien - Author Of The Century

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Tolkien books and collectibles - JRR Tolkien - Author Of The CenturyBy Tom Shippey - author of the excellent Road to Middle-earth. Tolkien’s ‘The Lord of the Rings’ was voted the Book of the Century by over 25,000 people who took part in a Waterstones poll in 1997.
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