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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:26 pm 
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A whole bunch of pictures of J.R.R. Tolkien, many of them with his wife Edith, in later years. Very nice.

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(I will not comment on the few at the end, other than to say that they do not match my personal imagination of characters from The Hobbit, at all).

ETA: Thanks to geordie at TORN for the link!

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Fabulous pictures!

I envy that lush English garden.

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These are wonderful! :) I've not seen many of these before. :)

I really love the ones of the Tolkiens laughing together. :love:

I am dying to know what books the Prof is pointing to, or handling!

Edith is beautiful. Seriously. Very striking-looking in her old age. No wonder he called her his Lúthien! She also looks quite a character. ;) Feisty. :D Very piercing gaze ...

Their garden is amazing. Obviously well tended by the Gamgees. ;)

They look happy together in their old age. :) Makes me happy to know that, because from the Letters I realise that Tolkien had a fair amount of worries and stresses ... as we all do.

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According to geordie (who is a major Tolkien book collector), "the book in Tolkien's hand is the 1st Japanese ed. of The Hobbit."

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