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Description - Tolkien by Michael White

This biography recounts Tolkien's early childhood in South Africa followed by his family's return to England after his banker father's death. The Tolkiens settled in the highly industrialized city of Birmingham in the 1890s which was still surrounded by breathtaking countryside. Thus the industrialized heart of the Empire and the sylvan idyll of the woods and hills became important extremes for much of Tolkien's thinking and writing, leading up to that most inspired moment when, as an Oxford don, Tolkien was marking exam papers and noticed his student had left a blank page in the answer book. Suddenly he wrote: "In a hole in the ground there lived a Hobbit". In typical Tolkien fashion, he was intrigued by this and decided to find out more about hobbits. The rest is history.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780349116204
ISBN-10: 0349116202
Format: Paperback
(200mm x 126mm x 20mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Abacus
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 24-Oct-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Michael White

Michael White is a former science writer for GQ magazine. In a previous incarnation he was a member of the Thompson Twins pop group, before becoming a full-time writer in 1991.

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