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Book Notes Book Reviews the inscriptions. To the far left, and so to the further south-east lies Rome, the Rome of ancient history as well as that of the Popes and the Christian faith and the eternal symbol of Christian eschatology" (xiv). _ Two trade paperbacks published by Brewin Books of Studley, Warwickshire, deserves some attention here. The first, described briefly in "Book Notes" for Tolkien Studies 6 (2009), is Tolkien's Gedling, 1914: The Birth of a Legend (2008), by Andrew H. Morton and John Hayes. Despite the dual byline, this book is entirely written by Morton, with Hayes sharing the authorship as credit for the research he contributed. The slim book, generously illustrated with historical photographs, supplements Humphrey Carpenter's biography of Tolkien by giving an interesting account of Tolkien's aunt Jane Neave (née Suffield, 1872-1963), and her Phoenix Farm, which she operated, with her farming partner Ellen Brookes-Smith (1863-1927), at Gedling near Nottingham from around 1912 to 1922. Tolkien visited Phoenix Farm in Gedling in September 1914, at which time he wrote the earliest version of his poem "The Voyage of Éarendel the Evening Star," from which parts of his mythology descended. Morton's prose style is journalistic and frequently http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Tolkien Studies West Virginia University Press

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Book Reviews the inscriptions. To the far left, and so to the further south-east lies Rome, the Rome of ancient history as well as that of the Popes and the Christian faith and the eternal symbol of Christian eschatology" (xiv). _ Two trade paperbacks published by Brewin Books of Studley, Warwickshire, deserves some attention here. The first, described briefly in "Book Notes" for Tolkien Studies 6 (2009), is Tolkien's Gedling, 1914: The Birth of a Legend (2008), by Andrew H. Morton and John Hayes. Despite the dual byline, this book is entirely written by Morton, with Hayes sharing the authorship as credit for the research he contributed. The slim book, generously illustrated with historical photographs, supplements Humphrey Carpenter's biography of Tolkien by giving an interesting account of Tolkien's aunt Jane Neave (née Suffield, 1872-1963), and her Phoenix Farm, which she operated, with her farming partner Ellen Brookes-Smith (1863-1927), at Gedling near Nottingham from around 1912 to 1922. Tolkien visited Phoenix Farm in Gedling in September 1914, at which time he wrote the earliest version of his poem "The Voyage of Éarendel the Evening Star," from which parts of his mythology descended. Morton's prose style is journalistic and frequently

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Tolkien StudiesWest Virginia University Press

Published: Aug 25, 2010

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