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5.0 out of 5 stars
Roots and Branches, 19 Feb. 2009
A most impressive examination of the 'roots' of Tolkien's writings. Written in a style which the ordinary reader can easily comprehend, but which is based on comprehensive and scholarly understanding of his (and Tolkien's) subject. A must for anyone who, like me, wants to understand the writer who has given me such pleasure since being given The Hobbit as a youngster.