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Essential read if interested in LOTR and wanting more!
on 30 December 2001
As with the other excellent LOTR retrospective books in Christopher Tolkien's series, this one is an excellent read and a must for those interested in how LOTR came to be written and the different ideas JRR Tolkein had in the at times painful development of the tale.
Best of all, here you will find the (abandoned) text of the Black Riders capturing a Hobbit and Gandalf coming to his rescue as well as the development of the Fellowship's characters and the alternative meanings behind Galadriel's gifts.