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Posted at 15:11 on 6 July 2014

A series of previously unpublished letters by Tolkien has been published in the August 2014 issue of Writing Magazine.

Posted at 10:21 on 7 June 2014

A couple from Bolton, England have built a hobbit-hole in their garden for their children to play in. The den featured on the Channel 4 programme George Clark’s Amazing Spaces on Thursday 5th June.

Posted at 22:55 on 5 June 2014

Researchers at the University of Florida have discovered a new 16-foot long (5 metres) ancient crocodile in the Amazon. The creature has been named Anthracosuchus balrogus.

Posted at 13:00 on 29 April 2014

To mark the 450th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth, The Globe is starting its world tour of Hamlet in a ship named “J.R. Tolkien”.

Posted at 13:56 on 6 June 2014

In a survey by YouGov, commissioned by John Lewis and Barnado’s, The Hobbit has been ranked fourth in the list of Britain’s best-loved children’s books.

Posted at 15:00 on 29 April 2014

British MEP Dan Hannan has blogged on The Telegraph: “Supposing him to be the gardener: Sam Gamgee, the Battle of the Somme and my Great Uncle Bill”.

Posted at 11:00 on 29 April 2014

The Huffington Post has produced a list of the ’9 Best Trees in Literature’, and have featured (albeit incorrectly) J.R.R. Tolkien’s Ents. Other books featured on the list include Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, To Kill a Mockingbird and The Bible. About Ents, The Huffington Post says: [...]

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