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Farmer Giles of Ham: Complete & Unabridged [Audiobook, CD, Unabridged] [Audio CD]

J. R. R. Tolkien , Derek Jacobi


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Book Description

1 Jan 2007

A Collection of short stories: Farmer Giles of Ham Smith Of Wootton Major Leaf by Niggle.

Available for the first time on CD!

Farmer Giles of Ham is one of Tolkien’s most popular stories, full of wit and humour, set in the days when giants and dragons walked the earth. He did not look like a hero. He was fat and red-bearded and enjoyed a slow, comfortable life.

Then one day a rather deaf and short-sighted giant blundered on to his land. More by luck than skill, Farmer Giles managed to scare him away. The people of the village cheered: Farmer Giles was a hero.

His reputation spread far and wide across the kingdom. So it was natural that when the dragon Chrysophylax visited the area it was Farmer Giles who was expected to do battle with it!

Two further stories in this collections are Smith of Wooton Major which tells of the preparation of the Great Cake to mark the Feast of Good Children, and the strange events which follow, and Leaf by Niggle, which recounts the strange adventures of the painter, Niggle.


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  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; Unabridged edition edition (1 Jan 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007177445
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007177448
  • Product Dimensions: 14.2 x 12.4 x 1 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,168,512 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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‘A fabulous tale of the days when giants and dragons walked the kingdom’
Sunday Times

About the Author

J.R.R.Tolkien (1892-1973) was a distinguished academic, though he is best known for writing The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion, plus other stories and essays. His books have been translated into over 30 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Tolkien 7 Dec 2008
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Loved it, loved it, loved it!

Highly recommended for Tolkien fans. His style of writing remains true and the story is a ton of fun.

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