HuanCry wrote in with a link to the HarperCollins UK website FireandWater.com
” If you go to the Tolkien page (via author menu) and click on the ‘The Hobbit ‘ link , below the ‘Interviews ‘ heading , a quicktime video comes up !
The video is a short extract from the Tolkien Society official video portrait from a few years ago ….. it shows Tom Shippey talking about Tolkien’s popularity and Tolkien himself telling how ‘ The Hobbit ‘ got started !!! [More]