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Letters from Father Christmas By J. R. R. Tolkien

Letters from Father Christmas by J. R. R. Tolkien

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The first ever B-format edition of Tolkien's complete Father Christmas letters, including a new introduction and rare archive materials.

Letters from Father Christmas Summary

Letters from Father Christmas by J. R. R. Tolkien

The first ever B-format edition of Tolkien's complete Father Christmas letters, including a new introduction and rare archive materials.

Every December an envelope bearing a stamp from the North Pole would arrive for J.R.R.Tolkien's children. Inside would be a letter in strange spidery handwriting and a beautiful coloured drawing or some sketches. The letters were from Father Christmas.

They told wonderful tales of life at the North Pole: how all the reindeer got loose and scattered presents all over the place; how the accident-prone Polar Bear climbed the North Pole and fell through the roof of Father Christmas's house into the dining-room; how he broke the Moon into four pieces and made the Man in it fall into the back garden; how there were wars with the troublesome horde of goblins who lived in the caves beneath the house!

Sometimes the Polar Bear would scrawl a note, and sometimes Ilbereth the Elf would write in his elegant flowing script, adding yet more life and humour to the stories. No reader, young or old, can fail to be charmed by the inventiveness and `authenticity' of Tolkien's Letters from Father Christmas.

To mark ten years since the publication of the complete edition of Tolkien's Letters from Father Christmas in 1999, this new edition is the first time the letters have been available in B format.

Letters from Father Christmas Reviews

`Tolkien at his relaxed and ingenious best'
The Times

About J. R. R. Tolkien

J.R.R.Tolkien (1892-1973) was a distinguished academic, though he is best known for writing The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion, plus other stories and essays. His books have been translated into almost 50 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.

Additional information

NGR9780007280490
9780007280490
0007280491
Letters from Father Christmas by J. R. R. Tolkien
New
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
2009-10-01
160
N/A
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