LOCKDOWN – Andy Serkis live reading The Hobbit!

Am hugely excited to see that Andy Serkis will be reading The Hobbit to fundraise for the NHS Charities Together and Best Beginning charity. The live stream will start at 10am tomorrow (Friday the 8th May). The live-stream link will be posted on the GoFundMe page on Friday morning. So many of us are struggling … Continue reading LOCKDOWN – Andy Serkis live reading The Hobbit!


The Hobbit (book) – Guest Review

THE HOBBIT   J.R.R. TOLKIEN   * * * * * SPOILERS * * * * * * * * * * SPOILERS * * * * * * * * * * SPOILERS * * * * * One of our regular book clubbers has very kindly agreed to put (virtual) pen to (virtual) page and write us a superb … Continue reading The Hobbit (book) – Guest Review

Leeds Libraries is hosting a Tolkien event!

A talk will be held at Leeds Libraries to celebrate J.R.R. Tolkien's life and work in Leeds.    Venue: Central Library Date:  14th of December 2012 Time:  12:30pm - 2:30pm   For details, call (0113) 247 6016   Please note: This is a ticketed event - £4.00 (£3.00 concessions) 

J.R.R. Tolkien – Blue Plaque in Leeds

Did you know that J.R.R. Tolkien lived in Leeds for 5 years?   From 1920-1925; Tolkien held his first academic position at the University of Leeds. It was during this period that he co-released Sir Gawain and the Green Knight - for many the definitive academic piece on this topic.    Though his time at … Continue reading J.R.R. Tolkien – Blue Plaque in Leeds

The Hobbit Trailer

Words can't do justice to how excited I am about seeing this film! Though a huge fan of the Lord Of The Rings books; I wasn't upset by the liabilities taken during the making of that epic trilogy. This trailer looks great; the music transports me back to middle earth and it's great to see … Continue reading The Hobbit Trailer