A compelling, accessible biography of the author who wrote the most popular book of all time - 'The Lord Of The Rings'.
The overwhelming popularity of Tolkien's works is borne out by the incredible build-up that surrounded the release of New Line Cinema's 'Fellowship Of The Ring' in December 2001. Even the trailer broke all records as a phenomenal 1.7 million people downloaded it in the first twenty-four hours.
Michael Coren paints a warm view of Tolkien's unusual life story, describing his early childhood in South Africa and the sad loss of his parents. After arriving in England, where he was conscripted in the First World War, Tolkien became a notorious figure in Oxford where he excelled in academia and created the extraordinary works of fantasy for which he is now world-famous.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 11 / 2002
- 129 x 198mm