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.

Borne on the Wind

Borne on the Wind
  • Author : Mary Fairburn
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 0
  • Relase : 2022-10-27
  • ISBN : 0646859196

Borne on the Wind Book Review:

Borne on the Wind is the compelling autobiography of English artist Mary Fairburn. This second edition features an additional eight colour plates (illustrations seen by JRR Tolkien); a selection of Mary's The Lord of the Rings suite, from a private collection in the UK. Mary has led an extraordinary life: from camping with lions in the Serengeti to volunteering at Mother Teresa's 'Home for the destitute and dying' in Kolkata, which she relates in a humorous, thoughtful and engaging way.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. 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.' (Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Mary Fairburn, 24th May, 1968.) 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.Borne on the Wind features descriptions of Mary's many and varied occupations, which serve as an historical snapshot from the perspective of an independent, creative woman. These include: teaching at the Forest Gate Franciscan Friary in East London and at the school at MiLS (Masjid-i-Suleiman) in Iran; painting egg tempera frescoes for a wealthy Baron in Italy; and volunteering at one of the infamous Sister Gemma's hostels for London's down-and-outs.'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, 2020)

The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún

The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún
  • Author : J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2009-05-05
  • ISBN : 9780007323074

The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún Book Review:

The world first publication of a previously unknown work by J.R.R. Tolkien, which tells the epic story of the Norse hero, Sigurd, the dragon-slayer, the revenge of his wife, Gudrún, and the Fall of the Nibelungs.

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?

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 : 754
  • 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 : 1436
  • 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

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.

J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Author : Wayne G. Hammond,Christina Scull
  • Publisher : Mariner Books
  • Pages : 207
  • Relase : 2000
  • ISBN : 0618083618

J.R.R. Tolkien Book Review:

A collection of more than two-hundred reproductions of Tolkien's drawings, sketches, and paintings explores his career as an artist.

Middle-Earth: Journeys in Myth and Legend

Middle-Earth: Journeys in Myth and Legend
  • Author : Donato Giancola
  • Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
  • Pages : 180
  • Relase : 2019-04-09
  • ISBN : 9781506711683

Middle-Earth: Journeys in Myth and Legend Book Review:

Nearly 200 stunningly realistic paintings and drawings bring the greatest fantasy epic of all time to life. Classical realism unites with contemporary storytelling as artist Donato Giancola explores the mythic grandeur and the iconic characters of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings saga. Donato has made it his life's work to translate Tolkien's words into compelling visuals, with gorgeous oil paintings and drawings reminiscent of Rembrandt and Caravaggio. His interpretations of Middle-earth span his entire career, from private commissions to the 2001 edition of the graphic novel adaptation of The Hobbit, all collected in this massive compendium--a must-have for collectors of Tolkien and fantasy "What struck me about J.R.R. Tolkien's work was how he filled Middle-earth with a wealth of history," says Author Donato Giancola. "From the simple beginnings of Bilbo and the dwarves in The Hobbit, to the personal trials of Frodo and the Fellowship in The Lord of the Rings, to the epic tragedies in The Silmarillion, these tales are woven together by a grand fabric of unifying mythologies, bringing depth to the cultures and characters within." "Amazing work from an astounding talent." - George R.R. Martin

A Dictionary of Tolkien

A Dictionary of Tolkien
  • Author : David Day
  • Publisher : Bounty
  • Pages : 272
  • Relase : 2015-08-17
  • ISBN : 9780753728550

A Dictionary of Tolkien Book Review:

Arranged in a handy A-Z format, A Dictionary of Tolkien explores and explains the creatures, plants, events and places that make up these strange and wonderful lands. It is essential reading for anyone who loves Tolkien's works and wants to learn more about them. This book is unofficial and is not authorised by the Tolkien Estate or HarperCollins Publishers.

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.


  • Author : Diana Pavlac Glyer
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 224
  • Relase : 2015-12
  • ISBN : 1606352768

Bandersnatch Book Review:

C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and the other members of the Inklings met each week to read and discuss each other's work-in-progress, offering both encouragement and blistering critique. How did these conversations shape the books they were writing? How does creative collaboration enhance individual talent? And what can we learn from their example? Beautifully illustrated by James A. Owen, 'Bandersnatch' offers an inside look at the Inklings of Oxford - and a seat at their table at The Eagle and Child pub.

Tolkien's World

Tolkien's World
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Thunder Bay Press
  • Pages : 96
  • Relase : 2015-11-23
  • ISBN : 1626865558

Tolkien's World Book Review:

Few things are more relaxing than coloring in imaginative scenes, and few books are more beloved than J. R. R. Tolkien’s tales of Middle-earth. This beautiful coloring book—suitable for Tolkien fans of all ages—presents more than 90 pages of famous scenes from Middle-earth, from the Trees of the Valar to Mount Doom; and characters as beloved as Gandalf the wizard, or as feared as Smaug the dragon. Line art illustrating the fantastical world of Middle-earth is ready to be colored. This work is unofficial and is not authorized by the Tolkien Estate or HarperCollins Publishers.

Flora of Middle-Earth

Flora of Middle-Earth
  • Author : Walter S. Judd,Graham A. Judd
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2017-07-18
  • ISBN : 9780190276324

Flora of Middle-Earth Book Review:

Few settings in literature are as widely known or celebrated as J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-Earth. The natural landscape plays a major role in nearly all of Tolkien's major works, and readers have come to view the geography of this fictional universe as integral to understanding and enjoying Tolkien's works. And in laying out this continent, Tolkien paid special attention to its plant life; in total, over 160 plants are explicitly mentioned and described as a part of Middle-Earth. Nearly all of these plants are real species, and many of the fictional plants are based on scientifically grounded botanic principles. In Flora of Middle Earth: Plants of Tolkien's Legendarium, botanist Walter Judd gives a detailed species account of every plant found in Tolkien's universe, complete with the etymology of the plant's name, a discussion of its significance within Tolkien's work, a description of the plant's distribution and ecology, and an original hand-drawn illustration by artist Graham Judd in the style of a woodcut print. Among the over three-thousand vascular plants Tolkien would have seen in the British Isles, the authors show why Tolkien may have selected certain plants for inclusion in his universe over others, in terms of their botanic properties and traditional uses. The clear, comprehensive alphabetical listing of each species, along with the visual identification key of the plant drawings, adds to the reader's understanding and appreciation of the Tolkien canon.

Approaches to Teaching Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and Other Works

Approaches to Teaching Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and Other Works
  • Author : Leslie A. Donovan
  • Publisher : Modern Language Association
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2015-10-01
  • ISBN : 9781603292078

Approaches to Teaching Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and Other Works Book Review:

A philologist and medieval scholar, J. R. R. Tolkien never intended to write immensely popular literature that would challenge traditional ideas about the nature of great literature and that was worthy of study in colleges across the world. He set out only to write a good story, the kind of story he and his friends would enjoy reading. In The Hobbit and in The Lord of the Rings, Tolkien created an entire world informed by his vast knowledge of mythology, languages, and medieval literature. In the 1960s, his books unexpectedly gained cult status with a new generation of young, countercultural readers. Today, the readership for Tolkien's absorbing secondary world--filled with monsters, magic, adventure, sacrifice, and heroism--continues to grow. Part 1 of this volume, "Materials," introduces instructors to the rich array of resources available for teaching Tolkien, including editions and criticism of his fiction and scholarship, historical material on his life and times, audiovisual materials, and film adaptations of his fiction. The essays in part 2, "Approaches," help instructors introduce students to critical debates around Tolkien's work, its sources, its influence, and its connection to ecology, religion, and science. Contributors draw on interdisciplinary approaches to outline strategies for teaching Tolkien in a wide variety of classroom contexts.

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.

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.

Myth and Magic

Myth and Magic
  • Author : John Howe
  • Publisher : Harpercollins Pub Limited
  • Pages : 141
  • Relase : 2001
  • ISBN : 0007107951

Myth and Magic Book Review:

A portfolio of over 100 of John Howe's Tolkien and fantasy covers, calendars and exhibition paintings, with supporting notes, sketches and photographs by the artist. Includes Foreword by Peter Jackson, director of the $300 million film trilogy. For the first time ever, a portfolio of illustrated work from the award-winning artist John Howe, which reveals the breathtaking vision of one of the foremost fantasy artists in the world. Myth & Magic is arranged into six sections, that look at the books by J R R Tolkien that have inspired John - The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion and The History of Middle-earth - and is complemented by a fascinating tour through the paintings that he has produced for some of the finest fantasy authors working today. From the beloved painting of Smaug which decorates The Hobbit, his numerous and bestselling calendar illustrations, the world famous 'Gandalf' picture, which is synonymous with the HarperCollins one-volume edition of The Lord of the Rings, this large-format hardback will delight fans of Tolkien and anyone who has been captured by the imagination of the artist who so brilliantly brings to life the literary vision of J R R Tolkien.