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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.
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 Rings, master Hobbit investigator David Day reveals the myriad crafty puns and riddles, hidden meanings and mythical associations beneath the saga's thrilling surface. Intriguing to the uninitiated, enchanting to the Tolkien enthusiast, The Hobbit Companion can only enhance our enjoyment of this dark, mysterious world. Featuring Lidia Postma's beautiful illustrations, The Hobbit Companion delves into the Hobbit world, looking in depth at the tales' main individual characters, such as Bilbo and Frodo Baggins and Gandalf the Wizard, other folk who share their lands from Goblins and Dwarves to Trolls and Giants, and the lands themselves, including Tookland, Buckland, the town of Hobbiton and the Shire. A great companion to the book and to the film series based upon the book - An Unexpected Journey (2012), The Desolation of Smaug (2013) and There and Back Again (2014).
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