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Letters From Father Christmas

Letters From Father Christmas - J.R.R. Tolkien, Baillie Tolkien

bookshelves: one-penny-wonder, published-1976, winter-20102011, adventure, epistolatory-diary-blog, art-forms, fantasy, families, amusing, kiddlewinks, mythology, poetry, polar, teh-brillianz, war

Read from November 15 to 16, 2010


 Verily, I am a little cheater. Unsheathed it 'just to look at the format' and this is GORGEOUS. Crammed with tales, letters and pictures that JRRT has conjured up.


There are 160 pages in this edition (not the 112 in GR blurb box)


Clever people who cross-stitch will know exactly what I mean when I say some of his drawings cry out to be made into bookmarks and furniture runners - look at the candles that drape down the left hand-side of the rhyme dedicated to Priscilla for the year 1938.