Thread: Tolkien's life in Birmingham?
I see what you mean Grondmaster. It is a pretty shocking book. Apart from that it has served my purpose in so much as I now know 'Whetstones' was a palatial house with clear views of the Edgbaston water towers (two towers). Sadly it was demolished in the 60s and redeveloped as an estate of student appartments. With JRRs inclination to use his surroundings as plots, I was wondering if anyone can equate 'Whetstones' with any part of JRR Tolkien's writings? Another excercise would be to see if the owner of the house is represented as a character in his writings. Apparently their was a strong friendship between both that began in the mid-forties.
I think I've found Whetstones. I am obliged to C. Clarke of C.A who emailed me to say the information I was looking for can be found in a book by Christopher Carrie titled 'Tolkien is Klone'it. Unfortunately he could'nt tell where to find the book. Do any of you guys know where I can get a copy?
Grondmaster's reply to the above: If you google the author's name you will find a source for the book, which is not about JRR Tolkien, but about a sad affair concerning his late brother Thomas, a Roman Catholic priest. The book is only for mature readers and may not be discussed on this Family Friendly website.
Have a leaflet about the sites but it doesn't mention Whetstones.
May the road go ever on .. .. ..