J.R.R.Tolkien (1892-1973) was a distinguished academic, though he is best known for writing The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion, plus other stories and essays. His books have been translated into over 60 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.
Praise for The Children of Hurin:
`I hope that its universality and power will grant it a place in English mythology'
Independent on Sunday
`The darkest of all Tolkien's tales. Alan Lee's illustrations
complement the writing splendidly'
Times Literary Supplement