Amazing & Extraordinary Facts: J.R.R. Tolkien by Colin Duriez

By Colin Duriez

Amazing & remarkable evidence: J.R.R. Tolkien is the authoritative selection of the fellow at the back of Middle-earth, and his remarkably distinct resourceful global of Hobbits and Elves.

Though definitely an instructional, there has been even more to J.R.R. Tolkien. He was once 'kidnapped' as a child in South Africa, orphaned, and mentally scarred from the bloody conflict of the Somme of global warfare I, and most popular traditional relatives existence and seashore vacation trips to his later big name. His significant e-book, The Lord of the Rings, the most renowned and winning tales of our time, was once anticipated via its doubting writer to make a tremendous loss.

From traditional locations that encouraged Tolkien, to imaginary creatures or settings, or from his international of scholarship to the religion that sustained him, at any place you pass, you can be sure to locate clues and insights that explores all features of the excellent Tolkein phenomenon.

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The police were going to make no attempt to move us, they were just going to let us sit in the snow. All day. This was an outrageous piece of provocative behaviour on the part of the Cambridgeshire police. A total failure to do their duty as police officers, which was to arrest us, manhandle us into vans, and tell us that 'we did not have to say any­ thing but anything we did say et cetera' – all scenarios that we were prepared for and knew how to respond to. I had spent an entire weekend learning how to go all floppy when two policemen try to drag you away.

And look over there, there's thousands coming up Park Lane' – and the tannoy would announce that there were still people who hadn't set off from the Embankment yet, and a huge cheer would go up. And you'd jump up on a litter bin or a bench and look around and just marvel at how many people cared enough to come from all over the country to stand in a field and say, 'I'm here because it's import­ ant. There were plenty of other things I could have been doing but this is more important. ' And all sorts of people felt strongly enough to do this.

I knew what 100,000 people looked like – I'd been to Knebworth to see Led Zeppelin, to Wembley to see The Who and to Slough Tech to see John Otway. There were at least two hundred thousand in Hyde Park on several of the demonstrations I went on and it felt uplifting and exhilarating to be surrounded by so many people who felt the same way as you. There was a moment as you entered the park when the scale of it all just hit you. In every direction thousands and thousands of people – 'Look over there, there's a whole new march coming in .

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