77 years ago today, on the 21st September 1937, J.R.R. Tolkien’s children’s story The Hobbit was published. Having captivated tens of millions of children – tell/show us why you love The Hobbit.
The Hobbit has sold 100 million copies worldwide and consistently ranks highly as one of the world’s most cherished books. But, why do you love The Hobbit? Get involved in the following ways:
- Take to Twitter and send us a photo or message to @TolkienSociety or tag your tweet with #Hobbit;
- Go on Facebook and leave a message, photo or video on our wall or join our Facebook group to take part in the discussion;
- Or just write a comment below.
We would particularly love to see any photos or videos expressing your love for The Hobbit. We will share all the best comments, photos, messages and videos so everyone will know what it means to love Tolkien and his books.
Shaun is the current Chair of The Tolkien Society. Elected in 2013, Shaun regularly speaks about adaptations of Tolkien’s works whilst passionately believing the Society needs to reach out to new audiences. In his spare time can be found in the cinema, playing video games and Lego, or on Twitter.