Tolkien Calendar 2015

Tolkien Calendar 2015
  • Author : J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Publisher : William Morrow
  • Pages : 12
  • Relase : 2014-09-08
  • ISBN : 0062356976

Tolkien Calendar 2015 Book Review:

Celebrate every day of 2015 with this gorgeous full-color official Tolkien wall calendar that captures the excitement of J. R. R. Tolkien’s beloved classic The Lord of the Rings. Illustrated by some of the most renowned Tolkien artists, the Tolkien Calendar has been an annual tradition for fans worldwide for more than 40 years. With the success of Peter Jackson’s film adaptations of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, these classic works have become more popular than ever before. The Tolkien Calendar 2015 features beautiful and collectible full-color artwork from artist Mary Fairburn that brings to life scenes from The Lord of the Rings. The official Tolkien Calendar 2015 includes 12 lush paintings, one for each month.

Marginal Notes

Marginal Notes
  • Author : Patrick Spedding,Paul Tankard
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Pages : 294
  • Relase : 2021-03-13
  • ISBN : 9783030563127

Marginal Notes Book Review:

Marginal Notes: Social Reading and the Literal Margins offers an account of literary marginalia based on original research from a range of unique archival sources, from mid-16th-century France to early 20th-century Tasmania. Chapters examine marginal commentary from 17th-century China, 18th-century Britain, and 19th-century America, investigating the reputations, as reflected by attentive readers, of He Zhou, Pierre Bayle, Samuel Johnson, Thomas Warton, and Sir Walter Scott. The marginal writers include Jacques Gohory, Mary Astell, Hester Thrale, Herman Melville, the young daughters of the Broome family in Gloucestershire, and the patrons of the library of the Huon Mechanics’ Institute, Tasmania. Though marginalia is often proscribed and frequently hidden or overlooked, the collection reveals the enduring power of marginalia, concluding with studies of the ethics of annotation and the resurrected life of marginalia in digital environments.

Dreams of Another Land

Dreams of Another Land
  • Author : Peter Kenny
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 104
  • Relase : 2015-04-13
  • ISBN : 1940992222

Dreams of Another Land Book Review:

A collection of poems and tales inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien's world.

The Colour Illustrated Hobbit

The Colour Illustrated Hobbit
  • Author : J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2017-09-21
  • ISBN : 9780007497928

The Colour Illustrated Hobbit Book Review:

Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable and quiet life. His contentment is disturbed one day when the wizard, Gandalf, and the dwarves arrive to take him away on an adventure.

Chase's Calendar of Events 2015

Chase's Calendar of Events 2015
  • Author : Editors of Chase's Calendar of Events
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2014-10-17
  • ISBN : 9780071835459

Chase's Calendar of Events 2015 Book Review:

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. 12,500 entries. 196 countries. 365 days. Find out what's going on any day of the year, anywhere across the globe! If you're looking to tie a promotional event to a special month, travel to a music festival halfway around the world, blog about a historical milestone or do a celebrity birthday round-up on your radio show or Twitter feed, Chase's Calendar of Events is the one resource that has it all. For broadcasters, journalists, event planners, public relations professionals, librarians, editors, writers or simply the curious, this is one reference you can't do without! Chase's Calendar of Events 2015 brings you: Major sporting events such as the FIFA Women's World Cup (June 6), the Pan American Games (July 10) and the 48th Transpacific Yacht Race (July 13). Milestones such as the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, 200th anniversary of Waterloo, 150th anniversary of Lincoln's assassination, 75th anniversary of Dunkirk and the Battle of Britain, 150th birth anniversary of poet W.B. Yeats and much more. New birthday entries for news makers like the new king of Spain, Felipe VI of Bourbon and Greece (Jan 30), or political activist Nadezhda Tolokonnikova (Nov 7); sports stars such as Meryl Davis (Jan 1) and Johnny Manziel (Dec 6); and entertainers Lupita Nyong'o (Mar 1), Chiwetel Ejiofor (July 10), Jamie Dornan (May 1), Dakota Johnson (Oct 4), Lorde (Nov 7) and Macklemore (June 19). New special days such as Take Your Poet to Work Day (July 15), National Black Women in Jazz and the Arts Day (Mar 1), National Biscotti Day (Sept 29), Runner's Selfie Day (June 23), No Selfies Day (Mar 16) and many more. New! Get exclusive access to the Chase's Calendar of Events companion website with: What's on Today? All the holidays, events, anniversaries, celebrity birthdays, and so on for the current day Advanced Search: customize your search--date ranges, location, key word, category, attendance--however you want! Unique Festivals of the World: a new, interactive map of the world--click on a country and discover its major festivals Tabbed pages for Major Awards, About the Holidays, Spotlight for 2015, Glossary of Calendar Terms and Special Months For information on the url and password of the companion website, please see details inside the book.

2015 Writer's Market

2015 Writer's Market
  • Author : Robert Lee Brewer
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 922
  • Relase : 2014-08-05
  • ISBN : 9781599638607

2015 Writer's Market Book Review:

The most trusted guide to getting published! Want to get published and paid for your writing? Let the 2015 Writer's Market guide you through the process with thousands of publishing opportunities for writers, including listings for book publishers, consumer and trade magazines, contests and awards, and literary agents. These listings include contact and submission information to help writers get their work published. Beyond the listings, you'll find all-new editorial material devoted to the business and promotion of writing, including advice on pitching to agents and editors, managing your freelance business, and building a readership. This edition also includes the ever popular--and updated--pay-rate chart, plus dozens of articles and essays like these: • Kate Meadows, freelance writer and editor, shares seven habits of financially savvy writers. • Carol Tice, professional writer, teaches you how to build your writing career with social media. • Dana W. Todd, public relations professional, explains how to successfully pitch you and your work like a PR pro. You also gain access to: • Lists of professional writing organizations • Sample query letters • A free digital download of Writer's Yearbook featuring the 100 Best Markets Finally, NEW TO THIS YEAR'S EDITION is an exclusive webinar "How to Find More Success Freelancing," taught by Robert Lee Brewer, editor of Writer's Market. It takes a lot more than flawless writing to be a freelance writer. This hour-long webinar will help you to increase your chances of success. You'll learn the current freelance landscape, how to find freelance opportunities, how to secure assignments, negotiating strategies, and more. Whether the goal is to publish a book, write a magazine article, or freelance for local businesses, this webinar is for writers looking to find more success with their freelancing and ultimately make more money. "Every writer needs a toolbox filled with craft, a drop of talent, and hope. Successful writers know they must add the Writer's Market. You should too." -Barbara O'Neal, author of The All You Can Dream Buffet, 7-time RITA award-winner, and RWA Hall of Fame member "The business of writing is unnecessarily intimidating. Editors want good writing, so why can it be so hard to get published. Writer's Market helps make sense of that big question, offering the kind of straight-shooting advice writers needs. I bought my first copy over a decade ago and still feel grateful that I was able to send my first submissions without embarrassing myself. Writer's Market is an invaluable tool that I find myself recommending again and again." -Erica Wright, author of the novel The Red Chameleon and poetry collection Instructions for Killing the Jackal, as well as Senior Editor for Guernica Magazine

J. R. R. Tolkien: A Biography

J. R. R. Tolkien: A Biography
  • Author : Humphrey Carpenter
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2011-04-28
  • ISBN : 9780007381258

J. R. R. Tolkien: A Biography Book Review:

The original authorised biography, and the only one written by an author who actually met J.R.R. Tolkien.

The J. R. R. Tolkien Deluxe Edition Collection

The J. R. R. Tolkien Deluxe Edition Collection
  • Author : J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2007-12
  • ISBN : 0007273568

The J. R. R. Tolkien Deluxe Edition Collection Book Review:

The ultimate collector's gift set, comprising four deluxe slipcased editions of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion and The Children of Hurin, all housed in a sturdy box. With a total value of 280 this special collection represents a saving of 80.

A Tolkien Tapestry

A Tolkien Tapestry
  • Author : Cor Blok
  • Publisher : HarperCollins Publishers
  • Pages : 159
  • Relase : 2011
  • ISBN : 0007437986

A Tolkien Tapestry Book Review:

Fifty years ago, shortly after The Lord of the Rings was first published, Cor Blok read the trilogy and was completely captivated by its invention and epic storytelling. The breadth of imagination and powerful imagery inspired the young Dutch artist, and this spark of enthusiasm, coupled with his desire to create art that resembled a historical artefact in its own right, led to the creation of more than 100 paintings.Following an exhibition at the Hague in 1961, JRR Tolkien's publisher, Rayner Unwin, sent him five pictures. Tolkien was so taken with them that he met and corresponded with the artist and even bought some paintings for himself.The series bears comparison with the Bayeux Tapestry, in which each tells an epic and complex story in deceptively simple style, but beneath this simplicity lies a compelling and powerful language of form that becomes more effective as the sequence of paintings unfolds.The full-colour paintings in this new book are presented in story order so that the reader can enjoy them as the artist intended. They are accompanied by extracts from The Lord of the Rings and the artist also provides an extensive introduction illuminating the creation of the series and notes to accompany some of the major compositions. Many of the paintings appear for the very first time.Readers will find Cor Blok's work refreshing, provocative, charming and wholly memorable - the bold and expressive style that he created stands as a unique achievement in the history of fantasy illustration. Rarely has an artist captured the essence of a writer's work in such singular fashion; the author found much to admire in Cor Blok's work, and what higher accolade is there?

Borne on the Wind

Borne on the Wind
  • Author : Mary Fairburn
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2020-10-19
  • ISBN : 0646819569

Borne on the Wind Book Review:

Borne on the Wind is the compelling autobiography of English artist Mary Fairburn (born 13 June 1933).The book features 76 pp colour plates (including first-time reproductions of Mary's artwork) and 440 text pages.From camping with lions in the Serengeti to volunteering at Mother Teresa's 'Home for the destitute and dying' in Kolkata, Borne on the Wind is a memoir full of art and adventure.Although marked by the disruptions of war, Mary Fairburn's early life was a magical time, immersed in art, friendships and the landscape of southern England. Mary's family lived in the stately Rowneybury House, which had a lasting effect on Mary: 'I'd found my earthly paradise here'.She was inspired creatively and spiritually by myth and story, particularly by the English fantasy tradition of C.S Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, which eventually led her to illustrate The Lord of the Rings. Tolkien himself was very impressed by Mary's work: 'I think the samples you sent me are splendid. They are better pictures in themselves and also show far more attention to the text than any that have yet been submitted to me.' An exchange of letters ensued (between Mary Fairburn and J.R.R. Tolkien) but unfortunately - due to a series of misadventures - they were not published until 2014 in Tolkien: The Official Calendar 2015 by Harper Collins.A self-confessed dreamer, Mary has always been industrious and capable, adapting to the situation at hand. When working for the infamous Sister Gemma, in one of her hostels for London's 'down-and-outs', her first task was to build a new chapel within the walls of an old nightclub. A task she successfully completed, despite challenges and limitations. She is also not likely to hold back when proving a point; who else would attempt to measure Winchester cathedral with a 12-inch ruler?! 'Mary's life story is a lived lesson in art, literature, history, geography and spirituality, brought to life for the reader by her strong feelings about everything, and astonishing retention of detail.' (Paul Tankard, Foreword, Borne on the Wind, 2020)

The Tolkien Years of the Brothers Hildebrandt

The Tolkien Years of the Brothers Hildebrandt
  • Author : Greg Hildebrandt,Tim Hildebrandt
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 152
  • Relase : 2012
  • ISBN : 1606903497

The Tolkien Years of the Brothers Hildebrandt Book Review:

Gathers the paintings of Greg and Tim Hildebrandt that appeared in "The Lord of the Rings" calendars from 1976 to 1978 as well as concept sketches, photos, commissions, and new works by Greg Hildebrandt.

Michael Moorcock

Michael Moorcock
  • Author : Mark Scroggins
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Pages : 212
  • Relase : 2015-12-23
  • ISBN : 9781476624174

Michael Moorcock Book Review:

Prolific, popular and critically acclaimed, Michael Moorcock is the most important British fantasy author of his generation. His Elric of Melniboné is an iconic figure for millions of fans but Moorcock has also been a pioneer in science fiction and historical fiction. He was hailed as the central figure of the “New Wave” in science fiction, and has won numerous awards for his fantasy and SF, as well as his “mainstream” writing. This first full-length critical look at Moorcock’s career, from the early 1960s to the present, explores the author’s fictional multiverse: his fantasy tales of the “Eternal Champion”; his experimental Jerry Cornelius novels; the hilarious science-fiction satire of his “End of Time” books; and his complex meditations on 20th century history in Mother London and the Colonel Pyat tetralogy.

Frodo's Journey

Frodo's Journey
  • Author : Joseph Pearce
  • Publisher : TAN Books
  • Pages : 120
  • Relase : 2015-06-10
  • ISBN : 9781618907301

Frodo's Journey Book Review:

J. R. R. Tolkien’s magnum opus, The Lord of the Rings has been beloved for generations, selling millions of copies and selling millions more tickets through its award-winning film adaptations. The immense cultural impact of this epic is undeniable, but the deeper meaning of the story often goes unnoticed. Here, Joseph Pearce, author of Bilbo’s Journey uncovers the rich—and distinctly Christian—meaning just beneath the surface of The Lord of the Rings. Make the journey with Frodo as he makes his perilous trek from the Shire to Mordor, while Pearce expertly reveals the deeper, spiritual significance. Did you know that the events of The Lord of the Rings are deeply intertwined with the Christian calendar? Or what the Ring, with its awesome and terrible power represents? How do the figures of good and evil in the story reflect those forces in our own lives? Find the answers to these questions and much more in Frodo’s Journey.

Where the Shadows Lie

Where the Shadows Lie
  • Author : Pia Skogemann
  • Publisher : Chiron Publications
  • Pages : 210
  • Relase : 2009
  • ISBN : 9781888602456

Where the Shadows Lie Book Review:

Where the Shadows Lie takes the reader on a journey through Tolkien s Middle-earth, following the hobbits, their companions, and the characters they encounter on their quest. Along the way, Skogemann reveals the deep symbolic layers that are the source of joy and enchantment that many find in reading The Lord of the Rings. Aragorn, with the aid of Gandalf, Legolas, and Gimli, ascends to the throne and becomes the center of a great, unified kingdom--a symbol of the collective Self. The four hobbits, representing individual ego-consciousness, are transformed by the quest and acquire the psychological tools they need to renew the Shire--the small domain enfolded in the great. Jung s theories of the collective unconscious and the archetypes provide a key to understanding the forces of fantasy that are so powerful in Tolkien s masterpiece--and thereby a key to understanding ourselves and the events of the outside world in our modern times."

The Tolkien Reader

The Tolkien Reader
  • Author : J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Publisher : Perfection Learning
  • Pages : 251
  • Relase : 1986-11-01
  • ISBN : 0756910722

The Tolkien Reader Book Review:

An invitation to Tolkien's world. This rich treasury includes Tolkien's most beloved short fiction plus his essay on fantasy. FARMER GILES OF HAM. An imaginative history of the distant and marvelous past that introduces the rather unheroic Farmer Giles, whose efforts to capture a somewhat untrustworthy dragon will delight readers everywhere. THE ADVENTURES OF TOM BOMBADIL. A collection of verse in praise of Tom Bombadil, that staunch friend of the Hobbits in THE LORD OF THE RINGS. ON FAIRY-STORIES. Professor Tolkien's now-famous essy on the form of the fairy story and the treatment of fantasy.

Tolkien's World

Tolkien's World
  • Author : J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Publisher : Mjf Books
  • Pages : 137
  • Relase : 1992
  • ISBN : 1567312489

Tolkien's World Book Review:

Each painting is accompanied by a page of text drawn from the work that inspired it, describing the scene the artist has chosen to illustrate.

Greg And Tim Hildebrandt, The Tolkien Years

Greg And Tim Hildebrandt, The Tolkien Years
  • Author : Gregory Hildebrandt
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 131
  • Relase : 2004-05-01
  • ISBN : 0756779545

Greg And Tim Hildebrandt, The Tolkien Years Book Review:

Author Greg Hildebrandt, Jr., son & nephew of the internationally renowned fantasy artists, witnessed the making of the paintings for the best-selling Tolkien calendars. In this lavishly illustrated book, he shares his recollections of their creation, from idyllic Hobbiton to fearsome Mordor. This volume includes a unique collection of original sketches & photographs for the paintings & is filled with commentary by the Hildebrandt Brothers. It also features a pull-out poster of an original painting, created especially for this book. Introduction by Ian Summers, the art director for the calendars who recognized the Hildebrandt brothers' unique talent.


  • Author : David Matthews
  • Publisher : Boydell & Brewer Ltd
  • Pages : 211
  • Relase : 2015
  • ISBN : 9781843843924

Medievalism Book Review:

An accessibly-written survey of the origins and growth of the discipline of medievalism studies.

A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms
  • Author : George R. R. Martin
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 2020-02-25
  • ISBN : 9781101965887

A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms Book Review:

"Originally published in hardcover in the United Statse by Bantam Books, an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, in 2015."--Title page verso.

Hobbits, Elves and Wizards

Hobbits, Elves and Wizards
  • Author : Dr. Michael N. Stanton
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Pages : 208
  • Relase : 2015-06-02
  • ISBN : 9781250086648

Hobbits, Elves and Wizards Book Review:

Middle Earth, Gandalf, Frodo, Bilbo: The places and characters that sprang from the mind of J.R.R. Tolkien will live forever in the imaginations of millions of readers. In Hobbits, Elves, and Wizards, Michael Stanton, a scholar of science fiction and fantasy literature, offers an extraordinary encounter with The Lord of the Rings. Believing that there is no epic of contemporary literature to match The Lord of the Rings, Stanton delves critically into the richness of the story. He explores the intricacies of its dialogue and illuminates the idiosyncratic nature of it characters. He looks at places, dreams, notions of time and history. Eschewing academic jargon, Stanton provides an intriguing look at Tolkien's fantasyscape that ultimately shows how all of these parts meld into a singularly compelling work of art that lives and breathes. For those who have read and loved The Lord of the Rings, Stanton embarks on an exploration of Tolkien's genius, painting a rich and wonderful critical portrait of the world he created, a portrait that no one who truly hopes to understand Tolkien's vision will want to be without.