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Bob Blackham guests at Birmingham Science Fiction Group

25/05/2009. Contributed by Jessica Martin

Buy The Roots of Tolkien's Middle-earth in the USA - or Buy The Roots of Tolkien's Middle-earth in the UK

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Robert Blackham is a fan of J.R.R.Tolkien's works with a focus on the life of Tolkien and the influences it had on Tolkien's works of fiction. Bob's own published works looks at the known and likely influences of the places Tolkien lived on works such as The Lord of the Rings.

The Roots of Tolkien's Middle-earth (2006) draws together the materials Bob has researched concerning the impact of Birmingham on Tolkien, with particular focus on King's Heath and Hall Green (Sarehole Mill) where Tolkien spent much of his early life. Sarehole Mill is one of the few inspirational influences on LOTR that we can be sure of, as Tolkien himself revealed that Sandyman's Mill in Hobbiton is directly based on Sarehole.

Bob will be visiting the Birmingham Science Fiction Group to present The Roots of Middle-earth. This will take place at the Briar Rose hotel, Bennetts Hill, Birmingham city centre, on Friday 12th June 2009 at 8pm (entry from 7.30pm).

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