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An Illustrated Tolkien Bibliography The Middle Years
1938-1953

Research v. Literature - excerpt from The Sunday Times 14 April 1946This period lies between the publication of Tolkien's best known works: The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.  While Tolkien spent a great deal of time working on both The Lord of the Rings and the writngs that would eventually be published as The Silmarillion, he was also writing and publishing a wide variety of other materials.

Within this section of the site there will be something of interest, no matter what your interests - Farmer Giles of Ham, Leaf by Niggle, The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth, poetry, various "academic" items and some newspaper pieces.

1938-1948

Farmer Giles of Ham

1950-1953

The image opposite shows the opening paragraph of a book review by Tolkien, published in The Sunday Times on 14 April 1946.

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