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Tolkien letters return to rightful home

December 27, 2011 at 11:40 am by xoanon  - 

LONG-lost letters written by Lord of the Rings author JRR Tolkien have been returned to their rightful owner and will get top notch protection. Former Oxford University student and professor, Tolkien was the guest of honour at the opening of Deddington Library in December 1956. He wrote one letter accepting librarian Miss Stanley-Smith’s invitation, including lunch, which he said: “was impossible for him to refuse”. And a second letter following the visit, on December 19, where he thanked the librarian for her kindness, but said he was “depressed by his performance” which was “wretched and inadequate” and he did not deserve a fee. In the letter, Tolkien also promised to give a volume of his next book to the library. More..

Posted in J.R.R. Tolkien, Tolkien on December 27, 2011 by