Tag Archives: The Lord of the Rings

Mysterious Cities of Gold Episode Recap: History, Enchantment and Tolkien

We arrive at Episode 2 – the long voyage across the Atlantic officially begins.  These early episodes journeying across the ocean are integral to the story.  As often happens with long stories, people tend to overlook the early episodes/chapters: sometimes they … Continue reading

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How to shut Down Tolkien: By Brandon Rhodes

A friend sent me this engaging presentation by Brandon Rhodes. It’s great viewing for anyone who loves Tolkien’s work, and would like to know more about the process, hard work, motivation and discussions that went into his writings.

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Memorable quotations from the Lord of the Rings (not the obvious ones…)

I was once asked for some of my favourite quotations from The Lord of the Rings. Thinking about this question, I pondered on the ones that often get repeated – of these, the most common, and frankly now unoriginal one, … Continue reading

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Hobbits journey through ‘Green Hill Country’ by Ted Nasmith

Green Hill Country by Ted Nasmith. Another faithful rendering of the essence and spirit of Tolkien’s writing by Nasmith! I am re-reading The Fellowship of the Ring at the moment, and have just finished the chapters ‘Three is Company’ and … Continue reading

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A Drawing of A Hobbit Hole, and the Theme of ‘Home’ in Middle-earth.

“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit”…So begins one of the most famous adventure stories, in the humblest of settings.  Tolkien afterwards explained that this was a spontaneous line he scribbled on the back of an exam … Continue reading

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