News from Ian C. – “The BBC will reveal the top 21 books in the Nation’s Favourite Books survey, in a TV special on BBC2 next Saturday (18th Oct). Clive Anderson is the host.” Who else thinks LOTR is a strong contender? It’ll be interesting to compare the way they discuss the “Rings” compared to the smug, jokey condescension it used to receive from journalists 4 years ago.