Tell us why you love The Hobbit
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.
About the Author: Shaun Gunner
Shaun is the Chair of The Tolkien Society. First elected in 2013, Shaun has overseen the Society's expansion from 600 to 3,500 members. Shaun regularly speaks about adaptations of Tolkien's works and the future of Tolkien scholarship whilst passionately believing the Society needs to reach out to new audiences. In his spare time he can be found playing video games and Lego, or on Twitter. He also chairs another charity, Mankind, and is a local councillor.