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J.R.R. Tolkien

Friday Reads: Farmer Giles of Ham

If you’ve not read Farmer Giles of Ham then you’re missing out on the best thing (in my opinion . . . only really, the best thing) J. R. R. Tolkein ever wrote. One of the things I’ve always loved is the illustrations. Penned by the superb Pauline Baynes, who also illustrated a number of […]

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Christmas reads: part one

This Xmas, I’m spending some time away from the office in a lovely house in the Lake District with my partner’s family, where I shall be, let’s be honest, a bit bored. So what better plan than to do what I normally do all of the time anyway, and read some genre stuff? I’m going […]

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The Soddit – Chapter One

As The Hobbit begins his long awaited (and absolutely expected) journey to UK cinema screens, it’s the perfect time to revisit a Gollancz classic. The Soddit is Adam Roberts’ affectionate and hilarious parody of Tolkein’s much loved classic but don’t take our word for it. Put your hairy feet up, grab a mug of porter […]

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Related Categories: Extract, Fantasy

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