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Tolkien’s Birmingham: A Modern Visit To Moseley Bog

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Tolkien’s Birmingham: A Modern Visit To Moseley Bog The modern Moseley Bog is not, I’m sorry to say, very visitor-friendly when it comes to visitors arriving by motor vehicle. They’re a bit abelist, and expect everybody to walk – a walk that could be some considerable distance for some. There are two (count ’em, two) […]

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

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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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