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The Worlds of J.R.R. Tolkien: The Places that Inspired Middle-earth: John Garth

— review by Oronzo Cilli

15 October 2021 | Journal of Inklings Studies, Volume 11, № 2, 247

It is said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but I honestly wonder whether that is true as I turn the pages of The Worlds of J.R.R. Tolkien: The Places that Inspired Middle-earth by John Garth. This new book is proof, if any were needed, that Garth’s research constitutes a fundamental pillar in the reconstruction of Tolkien’s biography and the inspirations for his work. The writing is direct and engaging, its journalistic style gracefully conveying Garth’s extensive research.…

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date recorded 📅2022-01-27
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