Monthly Archives: October 2016

Beren and Lúthien, a centenary publication

Originally posted on John Garth:
In a wood filled with a cloud of white flowers, a soldier walked in the spring of 1917 with his wife, and she sang and danced for him. To that battle-worn lieutenant, J R R Tolkien, Edith’s dance…

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Beren and Lúthien

Originally posted on Too Many Books and Never Enough:
HarperCollins will announce today the latest Tolkien title edited by Christopher Tolkien, Beren and Lúthien, to be illustrated with drawings and paintings by Alan Lee and published on 4 May 2017.…

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When the spade you call a spade’s no spade

Lugubelinus My least snappy title by a distance. Apologies, and apologies also for a blog inspired by a pun so obscure that I’ve seen it attributed to two Oxford Classicists separately. Actually it was really inspired by Claire Webster, to … Continue reading

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