I've read these a long time ago, they came out before the Silmarillion, and in those days I got hold of anything by JRRT wasn't much then. Though as usual I've lost my copy. - wasn't called the Perilous Realm then, it was Farmer Giles of Ham. Must get a new copy.
Gwindor, hullo! How wonderful to 'see' you once more. i could not be more pleased if it was Galadriel or Aragorn or Frodo who showed up. I hope you are happy and well.
The strange thing here is although often you cannot get a copy of one or other of Tolkien's books at the bookstores without ordering them, you can walk into one of the local supermarket chains, one store in particular and while getting your food you can simply walk over to one of a couple of huge wooden bins and behold , various copies of the books, always nearly half off the original prices. And the ones they offer are often rare ones. My daughter bought The Hobbit and inside the box was a large map and a CD of Tolkien himself reading the meeting and sparring of Bilbo Baggins and Smeagal. Tolkien's own rendering of that frightened me so much i quit listening half way through and have never resumed it. He obviously took great delight in doing the voice of Gollum in a hideous truly frightening way. Marvellous.
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