J R R Tolkien - Author Picture

J R R Tolkien - Author

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born on the 3rd January, 1892 at Bloemfontein in the Orange Free State, but at the age of four he and his brother were taken back to England by their mother. After his father's death the family moved to Sarehole, on the south-eastern edge of Birmingham.In 1920 Tolkien was appointed Reader in English Language at the University of Leeds which was the beginning of a distinguished academic career culminating with his election as Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford. Meanwhile Tolkien wrote for his children and told them the story of The Hobbit.

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The Hobbit
J R R Tolkien
An absolute classic of children's literature, the great adventure of Bilbo Baggins and the Dwarfs. It's important to remember how long ago this book was written, the style is not that of a modern children's book, but the magic of...
Lovereading Price: £6.39 - Saving £1.60 (20%) Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback (b Format) | Released 07/06/2012
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The Lord Of The Rings
J R R Tolkien
Philip Reeve, June 2012 Guest Editor: "The Lord of the Rings was my favourite book of all as a child - my mum and dad read it to me when I was about nine, and after that I read it...
Lovereading Price: £16.00 - Saving £4.00 (20%) Featured in: 11+ readers
Format: Paperback (b Format) | Released 05/06/1995
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