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Tolkien at Exeter College: How an Oxford undergraduate created Middle-earth is the definitive account of J.R.R. Tolkien’s life as an undergraduate at Exeter College, Oxford, from peacetime into war.

It is also the tale of how he first created his mythological world of Middle-earth in 1914–15.

Rich with archive material, it includes more than 40 images
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Paperback, 64 pages
Published September 16th 2014 by Exeter College

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Andreas
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Full review at my book blog.
Recommended only for Tolkien geeks who can't get enough biographical details.
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Brief thoughts originally published 1 February 2018 at Falling Letters.

I don’t have much to add to the book description above. I can say that it’s quite accurate! I recommend it for readers whose appetite for biographical information about Tolkien’s early years cannot be satisfied.

I particularly enjoyed the anecdotes about the shenanigans Tolkien got up to as a undergrad. In one, Tolkien recounts how he and a friend ‘captured’ a bus and drove it around town, filling it up with other
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