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Tolkien’s Birmingham: Lickey Hills and Edith Bratt


Tolkien’s Birmingham: Lickey Hills, Minas Tirith, the Spired City — and Arwen Every summer, Fr Francis took the Tolkien brothers on holiday to Lyme Regis in Devon. Here he had several friends and Ronald was fascinated by the striking landscape. It was on one such holiday that Fr Francis discovered the true feelings of the […]

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Tolkien’s Birmingham: Edgbaston and the Two Towers


Tolkien’s Birmingham:and the Two Towers The featured illustration this time is a map. The Edgbaston portion of a “Bird’s-eye view” map of Birmingham, as published in the Birmingham Mail in 1904. I’ve taken the liberty of defacing a copy (OK, a virtual copy). I indicate where certain places in this next part of the story […]

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