Top positive review
on 5 January 2015
I found the book fascinating, especially as I lived near Evesham and went to secondary school there (together with a Tolkien and a Suffield).
I first borrowed 'The Hobbit' from Evesham Public Library (far more extensive then), aged 14, on the recommendation of a friend, also an avid reader, and went on to read LoTR. Since then I have read both books many times, in English, French and Italian.
The research seems to have been wide-ranging, although I have reservations about the suggestion that some of the dialogue in LoTR is in 'Aysum dialect'.
The quality of the type-setting is a little disappointing; there are numerous typos. Nevertheless, I look forward to the other books in the series.