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Julian Birkett in J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien

1998 NR

This absorbing documentary transports J.R.R. Tolkien fans to England's rural West Midlands, which inspired the celebrated writer to create Middle Earth, the setting for his fantastical Lord of the Rings novels. Discover how the pastoral milieu influenced the author, and how his lifelong study of ancient northern languages helped him develop one of English literature's most vibrant and complex fictional worlds.