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Tolkien’s little place in Oxford

February 20, 2003 at 6:40 pm by xoanon  - 

In November 1918, J.R.R. Tolkien was 27 and had just returned to Oxford from active service in the First World War. He had landed a job as an assistant lexicographer at the Oxford English Dictionary and needed rooms nearby to rent for himself, his wife and his baby son. Number 50 St John Street, a few minutes’ walk from his old college, Exeter, fitted the bill. [More]

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