Contributor: Shaun Gunner

Moseley Bog, today part of The Shire Country Park, has been named the UK’s top hidden spot. In a survey of bloggers, J.R.R. Tolkien’s childhood haunt beat locations from across the UK to take the top spot.

Posted by 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 by on 27 May 2014

Ethan Gilsdorf at Boing Boing has published an extensive interview with Tolkien artist John Howe on his role with The Hobbit films.

Posted by 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 by 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 by on 25 May 2014

New Zealand’s Sunday Star Times talks about ‘The Angst of Adaptation’ – translating a book to film – and interviews Philippa Boyens about writing The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings films.

Moseley Bog, today part of The Shire Country Park, has been named the UK’s top hidden spot. In a survey of bloggers, J.R.R. Tolkien’s childhood haunt beat locations from across the UK to take the top spot.

Posted by 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 by 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 by 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 by on 27 May 2014

Ethan Gilsdorf at Boing Boing has published an extensive interview with Tolkien artist John Howe on his role with The Hobbit films.

Posted by on 25 May 2014

New Zealand’s Sunday Star Times talks about ‘The Angst of Adaptation’ – translating a book to film – and interviews Philippa Boyens about writing The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings films.

About the Author: Shaun Gunner
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.