After the publication of , Tolkien's publishers were looking forward to receiving the completed manuscript of . Unfortunately for them (and us!) Tolkien's attention was diverted from work on by many matters, and publication was delayed until after his death. Tolkien certainly wasn't idle during this period, and the range of subjects that occupied him was no less diverse than in his earlier years.
In addition, the explosion of interest in Tolkien in the mid-1960s brought with it a flurry of magazine and newspaper articles based on interviews he gave and letters he sent.
The Adventures of Tom Bombadil
1963-1967 - Books and Periodicals
1963-1967 - Letters, Artwork and Miscellanea
Smith of Wootton Major
1968-1973 - Books and Periodicals
1968-1973 - Letters, Artwork and Miscellanea