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Fifteen Places Tolkien Fans should Visit before they Die
Tolkien’s Home Oxford: Just as important as Birmingham where Tolkien grew up, Oxford is where he lived, worked,and died. Oxford is also the place where Tolkien wrote Lord of the Rings. Only a blue plaque signifies the importance of 20 Northmoor Road in North Oxford, where Tolkien penned two volumes of his famous work, LOTR.
At 16,Tolkien met Edith Mary Bratt, 3 yrs his senior, when he and his brother Hilary moved into the same boarding house.His guardian, Father Morgan, viewed Edith as a distraction from his school work and horrified that his young charge was involved with a Protestant girl, prohibited him from meeting, talking to, or corresponding until he was 21. He obeyed this to the letter.On the evening of his 21st birthday, he wrote to Edith, declaring his love and asked her to marry him.
Sandfield Road - Wikipedia: Hugo Dyson, a member of the Oxford literary group called the Inklings, lived at 32 Sandfield Road until his death in 1975. Sandfield Road's most famous resident was the author and academic J. R. R. Tolkien, another member of the Inklings, who lived at No 76 with his wife Edith from 1953 to 1968, towards the end of his time in Oxford.
"He was known to begin classes by barging into the lecture hall, sometimes in era-appropriate chain mail armor, and bellowing the opening lines of Beowulf at the top of his lungs. As one of his students put it, 'He could turn a lecture room into a mead hall.' " Oh, to have been able to take a class from Professor Tolkien.
A young J.R.R. Tolkien.... “Faerie contains many things besides elves and fays and besides dwarfs, witches, trolls, giants or dragons; it holds the seas, the sun, the moon, the sky; and the earth, and all things that are one in it: tree and bird, water and stone, wine and bread, and ourselves, mortal men, when we are enchanted.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien
A fascinating miscellany which explores the fascinating and enigmatic world of J.R.R. Tolkien, examining his place in literary history, his books and his iconic characters. The reader can explore facts and trivia from Tolkien’s life and works, including his early life in southern Africa and Birmingham, Tolkien on the silver screen, his role in the two world wars and his friendship with C.S. Lewis, as well as the places that inspired his fictional world of Middle-earth.