Tag Archives: Tolkien

What Hobbits Knew All Along: Walking Barefoot is Good For You

I came across an interesting piece of health research this week and of course couldn’t help but make the connection with the rather peculiar behaviour unique to hobbits. We are told in The Hobbit that they: Advertisements

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The Lord of the Rings Through The Eyes Of An 11 Year Old

The first and original book review of The Hobbit was candidly supplied in 1936 by the ten-year old son of publisher Sir Stanley Unwin: “Bilbo Baggins was a Hobbit who lived in his Hobbit hole and never went for adventures, … Continue reading

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The Art of Ted Nasmith

Originally posted on J Glover Art:
Welcome to the latest addition to my companion posts, running bi-weekly on alternate weeks to my Lord of the Rings Project, for this week’s post I’ll be talking about the art of a very…

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Middle-earth on the back of an envelope: Sketch of Thorin and Others

Every now and again it’s fun to opt for something less wordy here at the blog.  Middle-earth usually provides the inspiration. I have a habit of doodling on random bits of paper I find – very often it will be the proverbial … Continue reading

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A Dishevelled Dryad Loveliness

Originally posted on Wisdom from The Lord of the Rings:
Frodo and Sam have journeyed through many landscapes since they left Bag End together stepping out onto the Road that Bilbo once sang about, that “Goes ever on and on”.…

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

We arrive at Episode 2 – the long voyage across the Atlantic officially begins, and it gets a truly epic treatment.  These early episodes journeying across the ocean are absolutely integral to the story.  As often happens with long stories, people … Continue reading

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Drawing of Bilbo Baggins at Bag-End, inspired by 3 Tolkien Artists

(Drawing in ink and pencil)

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