Contributor: Daniel Helen

Dr Mark Atherton, author of There and Back Again: J.R.R. Tolkien and the Origins of The Hobbit,  will be the guest speaker at The Tolkien Society’s Annual Dinner on Saturday 22 April 2017.

Rock Cottage – thought to be a possible inspiration for the Cottage of Lost Play – in the Staffordshire village of Great Haywood has gone on sale for an asking price of £375,000.

76 Sandfield Road – one of Tolkien’s Oxford homes – has gone on sale for an asking price of £1.25m.

Monolith, the makers of the 2014 smash hit Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, have announced that a sequel – Shadow of War – will be released later this year.

The publication of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Beren and Lúthien has been pushed back one month to Thursday 1 June 2017.

The first round of nominations for The Tolkien Society Awards 2017 is now open.

Dr Mark Atherton, author of There and Back Again: J.R.R. Tolkien and the Origins of The Hobbit,  will be the guest speaker at The Tolkien Society’s Annual Dinner on Saturday 22 April 2017.

Monolith, the makers of the 2014 smash hit Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, have announced that a sequel – Shadow of War – will be released later this year.

Rock Cottage – thought to be a possible inspiration for the Cottage of Lost Play – in the Staffordshire village of Great Haywood has gone on sale for an asking price of £375,000.

The publication of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Beren and Lúthien has been pushed back one month to Thursday 1 June 2017.

76 Sandfield Road – one of Tolkien’s Oxford homes – has gone on sale for an asking price of £1.25m.

The first round of nominations for The Tolkien Society Awards 2017 is now open.

About the Author: Daniel Helen
Daniel is an Officer without Portfolio and Trustee of The Tolkien Society. Elected in 2014, he is mainly responsible for the Society's digital operations, including this website.