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J.R.R. Tolkien by Humphrey Carpenter
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May 06, 2012

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Written by a historian, not a writer, but still readable enough. The portrait is informative, and at certain moments even heart-breaking, as when his father dies in South Africa, or when Tolkien realizes he's getting older and yet isn't able to finish writing all the things he dreams.

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