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Tolkien’s Birmingham: Sarehole Mill – The real Shire

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Tolkien’s Birmingham: Part 3 (Sarehole Mill – The Real Shire) “Hobbiton was a village on a stream locally known as The Water, a short distance west of Bywater. It had a mill, (Sarehole Mill) and there was a small inn called the Ivy Bush at the eastern end of the village, on the road to […]

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Tolkien’s Birmingham: Sarehole Mill – The Outskirts Of The Shire

Sarehole Mill

Tolkien’s Birmingham: Part 2 Wake Green Road, Gracewell Cottages, Sarehole Mill – The Outskirts Of The Shire Take Birmingham’s A4040 outer ring road from Stratford-on-Avon road west at speed towards Moseley, near the M42 turn-off. You’ll pass plenty of suburban homes – fairly leafy, not a mass, of regimented grids and circles, the way you’ll […]

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Tolkien’s Birmingham: The Influence Of Environment On The Author

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Tolkien’s Birmingham: Part 1 – The Influence Of Environment On The Author Environment, particularly in an author’s formative years, can leave an indelible mark upon an author’s point of view, certainly upon his or her selection of settings. After all, where would the Brontë sisters have been without their Gothic upbringing on the Yorkshire moors, […]

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