Recordings of J.R.R. Tolkien thought to have been lost have been rediscovered in the BBC archives and will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 at 20.00 on Saturday 6 August.
The long-awaited facsimile first edition of The Hobbit will be published on 22 September this year, HarperCollins has confirmed.
As we mark 100 years since the beginning of the Battle of the Somme, Tolkien fans will be remembering the T.C.B.S. (Tea Club and Barrovian Society), the small group of friends from King Edward’s School Birmingham who were tragically caught up by war.
HarperCollins has today published Tolkien’s short story Leaf by Niggle in its own volume for the first time.