The Roots of Tolkien's Middle Earth
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J.R.R. Tolkien, creator of the fictional world of Middle Earth and arguably one of the most influential writers of the 20th century, grew up and spent his formative years in the suburbs of Birmingham. His memories of the area were later to become a valuable source of names, images and settings for his literary creations, now immortalized for millions in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Robert Blackham, a keen student of the books and member of the Tolkien Society, has brought together a fascinating collection of images, contemporary and modern, of Tolkien-related sites in Birmingham. Some are well known but many are new and original speculations. This new collection of images provides an important look at some of the likely sources for the roots of Middle Earth.
Robert Blackham writes regularly for the Tolkien Society and often gives illustrated talks on this subject.