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Children Of Hurin signing

15/03/2007. Contributed by Jessica Martin

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Forbidden Planet will be hosting a signing by Alan Lee to promote the release of the new Tolkien novel The Children Of Hurin. Lee will be at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR, on Thursday 19th April 2007 6-7pm.

Alan Lee is best known as co-lead artist on Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings movie trilogy. However, as well as the Academy Award he won in 2004, he’s also the recipient of the Kate Greenaway Medal for illustration in 1993 for Black Ships Before Troy and the Best Artist Award at the World Fantasy Awards of 1998.

Lee has also worked as a conceptual designer on the films ‘Legend’, ‘Erik the Viking’ and ‘King Kong’ and the television miniseries ‘Merlin’.

Reconstructed by Christopher Tolkein from his father's manuscripts, the The Children Of Hurin tells the tale of Morgorth, Glaurung and the World before Sauron. Featuring illustrations by Lee throughout, this is a missing chapter in Tolkien's fantasy saga.

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