Amazing & Extraordinary Facts: J.R.R. Tolkien is the authoritative collection of the man behind Middle-earth, and his remarkably detailed imaginative world of Hobbits and Elves.
Though undoubtedly an academic, there was much more to J.R.R. Tolkien. He was 'kidnapped' as a baby in South Africa, orphaned, and mentally scarred from the bloody Battle of the Somme of World War I. and preferred ordinary family life and seaside holidays to his later celebrity. His major book, The Lord of the Rings, one of the most popular and successful stories of our time, was expected by its doubting publisher to make a big loss.
From ordinary places that inspired Tolkien, to imaginary creatures or settings, or from his world of scholarship to the faith that sustained him, wherever you go, you will be certain to find clues and insights that explores all aspects of the incredible Tolkein phenomenon.