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Select a list: The Fandom of Tolkien: How Diehard ‘Ringers’ Anticipated ‘The Hobbit’

December 17, 2012 at 9:38 pm by newsfrombree  - 

From In 1971, Jan Sterling was 19 years old, married, caring for a one-year-old baby girl, and living out of a 1961 Econoline Ford Van. She was driving around the country in a state that she describes as “quite homeless.” She says that her life was forever changed when, one day, she happened upon an old set of The Lord of the Rings books.

“I was saved by Tolkien’s story and world,” Sterling says. “It became my lifeline through those lonely, hard days and years after. It was incredible how the same story spoke to whatever life events I was experiencing.”

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