Humphrey Carpenter, the author of THE BRIDESHEAD GENERATION and THE INKLINGS, among other books, was given unrestricted access to all of Tolkien's papers for his biography of Tolkien, J.R.R. TOLKIEN: A BIOGRAPHY.
A panorama of vignettes done with poise and exhaustive command. A man emerges whole. The Washington Post
J.R.R. Tolkien left his impress upon a whole generation as few recent writers have done ... an excellent biography. Newsweek Excellent. Newsweek