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Tolkien’s Birmingham: The Bluebottle Boys

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Tolkien’s Birmingham: (Part 4): Impressions of Moseley Bog from Sarehole Mill — as reflected in The Bluebottle Boys [This is the second part of the excerpt from The Bluebottle Boys, relating to Moseley Bog. At the point where it ends, Reggie is headed into the Bog, but it will be an “alternative” sort of Bog, […]

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Tolkien’s Birmingham: Sarehole Mill – The real Shire


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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