Great Middle Earth Resource

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rednell
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Great Middle Earth Resource

Post#1 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

Hi HobbitHomie05,
Welcome to the PT forums.
I am assuming that you are referring to Robert Foster's Complete Guide to Middle Earth. I have seen the book and was so impressed that I have ordered it. As a matter of fact, I just called the supplier to find out why it is taking so long to get it here. Hopefully, Monday......

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Stonehelm
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Post#2 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

Yeah, that's a great book. I have had my copy for a while. It has EVERYTHING in it, people,places, things, ect. I have used it quite a bit to look up someone or an unknown word.

And welcome HobbitHomie05!
I will never raise the white flag.

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HobbitHomie05
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Post#3 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

man thanks for the welcome you guys here at PT are so friendly!!!!!!! I'm glad you like the book as much as me!!!!!! guess what they even have neekerbreekers in there!!!! ya no those things at the midgewater marshes that were given there name by sam!!!! wow i was amazed!!!! this robert foster guy must be a J.R.R. Tolkien expert!!!! :P: ;) :) :D :smoke: :cool: :funnylaugh:

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valedhelgwath
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Post#4 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

I've had the Foster book about twenty years now, but mine's becoming so dog-eared, I'm soon going to have to get another copy. It's the first source of information I go to when I need to find something out, after which I am able to use the references to go further. Recently I bought the Complete Tolkien Companion by J. Tyler as well. This latter book I find useful because it covers material from UT and HOME, which unfortunately Foster's guide doesn't.
this robert foster guy must be a J.R.R. Tolkien expert!!!
He is even quoted by Christopher Tolkien in the notes of UT

From UT page 284
On the basis of this record Mr Robert Foster says in the Complete Guide to Middle Earth that.....

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grondmaster
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Post#5 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

I haven't yet bought The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, but I often turn to The Encyclopedia of Arda http://www.glyphweb.com/arda/ which can be downloaded as well as viewed online.
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HobbitHomie05
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Post#6 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

:D Cool, Grondmaster!! I'll have to check that out!!! :cool: And Valedhelgwath, I'll have to see if I can find that anywhere!!! ;) If anyone else has some great Tolkien resources post them here!!!

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