Before Christmas, it was announced that Lord of the Rings had won the BBC’s Big Read competition. We reported the news, but here’s a report from the Tolkien Society. Last night, I was lucky enough to be at the final (broadcast live) of the BBC’s literacy series “The Big Read”. I count this a landmark in my life; not quite on a par with my marriage or the birth of my children, but still – you get my drift. [More]