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.
'Will appeal to any kids whose appreciation of new worlds hasn't
been blighted by Action Man and enlightened schoolteachers.'
TERRY PRATCHETT, Bath and West Evening Chronicle
'Tolkien at his relaxed and ingenious best.'