Today in Literary History – Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” was published

Undoubtedly the first foray for many readers into the wondrous world of fantasy writing is the epic novel, "The Hobbit", by J.R.R.Tolkien, released today in 1937, 81 years ago. Most recently captured in film form with Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins and Ian McKellen as Gandalf the Grey, but loved in book form by millions …

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Deciding on a setting for my new fantasy novel, “The Jracon’s Burden”…

Although I set out to create a fantasy novel, I decided early on that I would use my knowledge of the natural world, and in particular the English countryside, as the backdrop for my story. There were a number of reasons for this, two of which I will detail here; one, my love of the …

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