J.R.R. Tolkien is creator of Middle-earth and author of The
Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion. He was awarded
a CBE and an honorary Doctorate of Letters from Oxford University,
and died in 1973.
Mark Walker has taught Latin to adults and children for several years. His published work includes the English translation of Geoffrey of Monmouth's The Life of Merlin (Vita Merlini), the historical novel Amida, and three Latin-themed books: Annus Horribilis: Latin for Everyday Life, Annus Mirabilis: More Latin for Everyday Life, and Britannica Latina: 2,000 Years of British Latin. He is also the founder and editor of VATES: The Journal of New Latin Poetry.
'One of the best loved characters in English fiction... a
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'Finely written saga of dwarves and elves, fearsome goblins and
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