Tuesday, September 19, 2006

A Son's Mission

On occasion this blog intentionally diverts from political news of note to discuss other topics. Readers of JRR Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy should be pleased with the news that an unfinished book by Tolkien has been edited into completion by his son and will be published next year.

Christopher Tolkien has spent 30 years working on The Children of Hurin, which his father started in 1918 and later abandoned though extracts from The Children of Hurin have been published before. The story involves the elves and dwarves that feature in much of Tolkien's work.

With a coup in Thailand, social protests in Mexico and Hungary and very testy Iran it was thought to give some uplifting news today. Hope all enjoyed.

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