Contributor: Michael Flowers

The historian Tom Holland has made a series of interesting tweets recently. The author of Persian Fire, Rubicon,  Millennium, Dynasty, and Athelstan, seems to have a new project, which may be quite interesting Tolkien fans. As many Tolkien fans may not be on twitter, his tweets are summarised below. His first tweet: “I finish Lord […]

On 17 October 2018, BBC Radio 3 will broadcast a 15 minute programme at 10.45 pm (BST) on Tolkien’s Forest of Mirkwood.

On this day exactly 100 years ago, an emaciated J.R.R. Tolkien left Brooklands Officers’ Hospital and was transferred to a convalescent hospital in Blackpool. His 18 months convalescing in Hull and East Yorkshire was at an end. Over two summers he had spent nearly 18 weeks at this hospital separated from the distractions of family-life, […]

Mythlore has announced that the contents of Mallorn 30/Mythlore 80, the elusive, out-of-print Tolkien Centenary Conference are now available to everyone online.

A small Tolkien Exhibition has opened in the Hull History Centre and runs until 31 October 2018.  Phil Mathison, the author of Tolkien in East Yorkshire, has been trying to organise something on these lines for the last five years.  The current exhibition marks the centenary of Tolkien’s departure from the area after spending nearly 18 […]

Luna Press Publishing has announced the forthcoming publication of  a new book on Tolkien: Tolkien’s Library: An Annotated Checklist by Oronzo Cilli with a Foreword by the esteemed Tolkien scholar Tom Shippey.

The historian Tom Holland has made a series of interesting tweets recently. The author of Persian Fire, Rubicon,  Millennium, Dynasty, and Athelstan, seems to have a new project, which may be quite interesting Tolkien fans. As many Tolkien fans may not be on twitter, his tweets are summarised below. His first tweet: “I finish Lord […]

Mythlore has announced that the contents of Mallorn 30/Mythlore 80, the elusive, out-of-print Tolkien Centenary Conference are now available to everyone online.

On 17 October 2018, BBC Radio 3 will broadcast a 15 minute programme at 10.45 pm (BST) on Tolkien’s Forest of Mirkwood.

A small Tolkien Exhibition has opened in the Hull History Centre and runs until 31 October 2018.  Phil Mathison, the author of Tolkien in East Yorkshire, has been trying to organise something on these lines for the last five years.  The current exhibition marks the centenary of Tolkien’s departure from the area after spending nearly 18 […]

On this day exactly 100 years ago, an emaciated J.R.R. Tolkien left Brooklands Officers’ Hospital and was transferred to a convalescent hospital in Blackpool. His 18 months convalescing in Hull and East Yorkshire was at an end. Over two summers he had spent nearly 18 weeks at this hospital separated from the distractions of family-life, […]

Luna Press Publishing has announced the forthcoming publication of  a new book on Tolkien: Tolkien’s Library: An Annotated Checklist by Oronzo Cilli with a Foreword by the esteemed Tolkien scholar Tom Shippey.

About the Author: Michael Flowers
I am a self-employed wildlife guide. I take people to beautiful places to learn about their local nature. I've been reading Tolkien from the age of 9, and have recently become interested in Tolkien's time in East Yorkshire during WW1. I completed a Masters degree from the University of Sheffield in the Victorian Ghost Stories of Ellen [Mrs Henry] Wood.