Architect of Middle Earth: A Biography
by Daniel Grotta-Kurska
COVER: Hardcover 13cm x 21cm (thick boards)
CONDITION: Good - looks like the dustjacket may have been cut and then pasted onto the board covers, age spots, minor storage wear, the boards do not sit flat against the book.
c1976 by Running Press no other date info so believed to be first edition
WEIGHT: 420g (parcel rate)
The man who was embarrassed by success lived most of his life as an Oxford scholar in the surrounds of a cloistered academic community, Tolkien, the child in South Africa, was kidnapped by a native and taken into the bush. Tolkien, the youngster in the english industrial city of Birmingham, was raised by a Catholic priest. Tolkien, the young adult, lived through the bloody horror of the trenches of World War I.
JRR Tolkien is one of the literary heroes of our generation, and it is appropriate that his readers should be able to learn more about his life and mind.
Thanks for your interest.