As well as containing a host of photographs and other mementos, this biographical account of Tolkien’s life includes:
Page 22 – A ‘coded’ letter created by Tolkien for Father Francis Morgan accompanied by a limerick.
Page 32 – Cover of the Exeter College Smoker.
Page 33 – Namárië in tengwar script, reprinted from The Road Goes Ever On.
Page 35 – A postcard from Tolkien to Edith Bratt, dated 2 February 1913.
Pages 40-1 – A trench map annotated by Tolkien, along with a note on military signal paper.
Pages 59-60 – An envelope and letter from Father Christmas.
Note: The title to the photograph at the top of page 15 incorrectly states that Arthur Tolkien is seated on the left. Arthur is in fact seated in the middle. This can be confirmed by comparison with the photograph on page 16
Hardcover: 90 pages
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin; First Edition edition (January 3, 1992)
Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.8 x 0.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
This biography of Tolkien looks at the family details of the author’s life. It tells of his love affair with Edith Bratt, and the dramatic circumstances of their relationship and eventual marriage; of Tolkien’s experiences in World War I; of the birth of his children; his academic career, and of the writing of the books that made him a household name all over the world. The book also takes a look at the often strange fan mail that he received, and the honours bestowed upon him before and after his death.