Daily Archives: January 4, 2015

Happy 123rd J.R.R.!

A Very Happy 123rd Birthday to one of the greatest writers that ever lived! With Malbec, Champagne and rum in hand—often in medieval-looking goblets—J.R.R. Tolkien fans around the world toasted to the author of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit on what would have been his 123rd birthday. Some super fans also hosted Hobbit dinners, or went a ...

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Mr. Bliss: Tolkien’s Little-Known Children’s Book for His Own Kids

J.R.R. Tolkien firmly believed thatthere is no such thing as writing “for children” and yet, unbeknownst to most, he joined the ranks of famous authors of literature for grown-ups who wrote little-known children’s books — including Mark Twain, Maya Angelou, James Joyce, Aldous Huxley,Virginia Woolf, and Gertrude Stein — and actually penned a book specifically for kids. He wrote Mr. ...

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