Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Happy Birthday JRR Tolkien

It's the 120th anniversary of John Ronald Reuel Tolkien's birth today.  Here is my daughter outside his favourite pub in Oxford, The Eagle and Child where he used to chat with CS Lewis.

My English teacher at school's tutor at Oxford was JRR Tolkien and it was he who introduced me to The Hobbit. I have now learned that Games Workshop did indeed sign a deal, last February, with Warner Brothers to produce products based on The Hobbit.

So hopefully soon we will start to get figures like this!


  1. Nice post. I too, and rest of family for that matter, are eagerly awaiting the Hobbit movie. No doubt I wont be able to help myself once the new figures come out...