Simon Tolkien





Simon Tolkien


Born
in Oxford, The United Kingdom
January 01, 1959

Website

Genre


Simon Tolkien was born in England in 1959 and grew up in a small village outside Oxford. His grandfather was J.R.R. Tolkien, professor of philology and the author of The Lord of the Rings. Simon was educated by Benedictine monks at Downside School, and then went on to Oxford University, where he studied Modern History at Trinity College. Since 1994, he has been a successful barrister in London, specializing in criminal justice, where, according to British custom, he regularly appears on behalf of both the prosecution and the defense. His wife, Tracy, is an American who owns a vintage clothing store in Kings Road, Chelsea. They have two children and live in London.

Average rating: 3.54 · 1,934 ratings · 427 reviews · 11 distinct works · Similar authors
The Inheritance (Inspector ...

3.39 avg rating — 550 ratings — published 2010 — 15 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Orders from Berlin (Inspect...

3.52 avg rating — 390 ratings — published 2012 — 11 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Final Witness

3.30 avg rating — 422 ratings — published 2002 — 28 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
No Man's Land

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 356 ratings — published 2016 — 10 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The King of Diamonds (Inspe...

3.66 avg rating — 201 ratings — published 2011 — 13 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Simon Tolkien Inspector Tra...

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating
Rate this book
Clear rating
The stepmother

it was ok 2.00 avg rating — 2 ratings2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Reader's Digest Select Edit...

by
4.60 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 2003 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Echo Park/ Ora Vrăjită/ Mar...

by
2.50 avg rating — 2 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
Selecções do Livro: Barreir...

by
0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 2004
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Simon Tolkien…
The Inheritance The King of Diamonds Orders from Berlin
(3 books)
by
3.48 avg rating — 1,141 ratings

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

“And he needed to be able to look at himself in the mirror without having to turn away - he couldn't bear to be less than he hoped he was. It was a virtue and a fault that he would carry with him all his life.”
Simon Tolkien, No Man's Land

“You can't win because of the guns," said Adam with a sigh. "Machine guns, mortars, field guns, howitzers: it doesn't matter how much courage soldiers have, how much will; flesh and blood can't pass through bullets and shells, or at least not in sufficient numbers to have any effect. The guns win in the end and they always will. Not us, not the Germans - the guns.”
Simon Tolkien, No Man's Land
tags: guns, peace, war, ww1

Topics Mentioning This Author



Is this you? Let us know. If not, help out and invite Simon to Goodreads.