J.R.R. Tolkien

Author(s): Colin Duriez

writing poetry literature

The authoritative exploration of the man behind Middle Earth. From Tolkien's Bletchley Park connection to the 'publishing risk' of The Lord of the Rings, this latest addition to the Amazing & Extraordinary series explores J.R.R.Tolkien's inventiveness, the sources of his inspiration and the fellowship of his fan base. Brimming with strange and amusing facts, Amazing & Extraordinary Facts: J.R.R Tolkien explores all aspects of the incredible Tolkien phenomenon. Brief, accessible and entertaining pieces on a wide variety of subjects makes it the perfect book to dip in to. The amazing and extraordinary facts series presents interesting, surprising and little-known facts and stories about a wide range of topics which are guaranteed to inform, absorb and entertain in equal measure.


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Colin Duriez writes books, edits and lectures. He has appeared as a commentator on extended version film DVDs of Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings, BBC's The Worlds of Fantasy, the bonus DVD for Focus on the Family Radio Theatre's audio dramatisation of The Screwtape Letters (which has Andy Serkis as Screwtape), and the Sony DVD Ringers about Tolkien fandom and the impact of Tolkien on popular culture. His books include J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis: The Story of Their Friendship, Tolkien and The Lord of the Rings. As well as being a long-time member of The Tolkien Society he has had an important role in Festival in the Shire. Colin lives in the Lake District

Contents to include: J.R.R. Tolkien -the man behind Middle-earth Places and nature, real and imagined Languages and names - real and invented Myth, magic and machines Middle-earth: Tolkien's invented world Imagined characters and magical creatures J.R.R. Tolkien - the scholar and writer Tolkien's fellowship of friends Fandom and reception: the Tolkien phenomenon J.R.R. Tolkien's faith What inspired Tolkien

General Fields

  • : 9781446302699
  • : David & Charles
  • : David & Charles
  • : July 2012
  • : 172mm X 130mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : August 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Colin Duriez
  • : Hardback
  • : 823.912
  • : 144
  • : 100 b+w illustrations