There and Back Again Sweepstakes!

In There and Back Again: JRR Tolkien and the Origins of the Hobbit, Mark Atherton explores the chief influences on Tolkien’s work: his boyhood in the West Midlands; the landscapes and seascapes which shaped his mythologies; his experiences in World War I; his interest in Scandinavian myth; his friendships, especially with the other Oxford-based Inklings; and the relevance of his themes, especially ecological ones, to the present day.

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