Aug. 28th, 2010

wellinghall: (Rory)
"I heard that Tolkien invented the word Orc as a play on Oxford Rugby Club."
http://academywatch.blogspot.com/2010/08/are-prole-kids-bigger.html

"I'm convinced Tolkien glommed onto the word wraith because of its echo of the Battle of Raith"
http://lintel.typepad.com/plentyofnothing/2010/08/the-battle-of-evermorton.html

"Tolkien hiked all over the Cotswolds, and many believe this door to be his inspiration for the door to Moria."
http://smarkas.wordpress.com/2010/08/26/england-2010-day-2-cotswold-farm-park-and-more-village-exploration/
(although this one might be real!)

"We finally end up in Chipping Campden, a slightly larger town, home to the Red Lion Inn, Tolkien’s favourite hotel in the area."
and
"Just outside Moreton-in-Marsh stands the Four-Shire-Stone, which used to mark where four English counties met. Borders have shifted slightly since, but Tolkien did base the Three Farthing Stone on it."
http://mringerjourneys.livejournal.com/5739.html

ETA: Tolkien travel posters:
http://www.zazzle.com/stevethomas

Hobbit covers from around the world:
http://www.hobbithunter.nl/web/news
wellinghall: (Stirling)
1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowlings - is this really no 1??
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wellinghall: (Tolkien)
Please suggest:
- up to five great adult fantasy books (in the old meaning, ie as opposed to child fantasy, not X rated!)
- up to five great children's fantasy books.

Please take part, and ask your friends to as well; I'd like to make this as representative as possible.

Thank you!

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