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 Post subject: Tolkien biographies
PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 4:55 pm 
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I've read the biographies by Humphrey Carpenter and Joseph Pearce respectively. Can anyone recommend any other good ones.

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 Post subject: Re: Tolkien biographies
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No, but I can tell you to avoid the one by Michael White at all costs. It is laced with errors, and he hates everything Tolkien stood for.

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 Post subject: Re: Tolkien biographies
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Not strictly biography, but biographical: John Garth: TOLKIEN AND THE GREAT WAR.

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 Post subject: Re: Tolkien biographies
PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:52 am 
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Thanks to both of you. :D

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