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David Day - Author

David Day is a poet and author who has published more than 40 books in the field of ecology, poetry, natural history, fantasy, mythology and a number of award-winning children's books. He is also author of the hugely successful The Tolkein Bestiary, Tolkein: The Illustrated Encyclopedia, Castles and Tolkein's Ring.

He was born in 1947 in Canada and his first book of poems was published in 1975. He graduated from the University of Victoria in 1976 and lectured in Greece and worked for the Canadian Publisher McClelland and Stewart in Toronto.

In 1978 he moved to London and has subsequently made his living as a full time professional writer. He has lived variously in England, Greece, Spain and his native Canada.

Day has been published in magazines and newspapers worldwide. He has also been a magazine editor, a columnist for the Daily Mail and Punch and a scriptwriter for television. His books have won numerous literary awards and been selected as "Books of the Year" by Time Magazine, New Scientist, Parents Magazine and the Observer.

David Day's books – for both adults and children – have sold over 4 million copies and have been translated into twenty languages.

Featured Books, with extracts, by David Day

The Hobbit Companion
David Day - illustrated by Lidia Postma
For Hobbit fans everywhere both young and old, The Hobbit Companion is an absolute treat that's not to be missed. Exploring the brilliant web of verbal hocus-pocus that J.R.R. Tolkien delightedly spun in The Hobbit and The Lord of the...
Lovereading Price: £11.99 - Saving £3.00 (20%) Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 18/10/2012
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