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Middle-earth Menu: “Brandy Hall Beef Stew”

  By Astrid Tuttle Winegar After his parents died and before being formally adopted by Bilbo, Frodo Baggins temporarily lived in the spacious home owned by the Brandybuck family. Brandy Hall was a large smial (which is Tolkien’s word for a large residential tunnel, where rather wealthy hobbits would live—Bilbo’s home Bag-End was also a smial) located beneath Buck Hill ...

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"Shadowfax" Dead: Horse Used in The Lord of the Rings Passes

Blanco, the horse used in the Lord of the Rings as Shadowfax “Lord of all horses” has died. From the Metro report, Blanco suffered from serious problems with intestinal tract and liver issues; ‘Although my heart was breaking,’ explains Blanco’s owner, ‘as my final gift to him, I stayed strong, balanced and focused, gently repeating “Relax Blanco. Let go. Walk ...

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Pre-release Excerpt from Dr. Higgens’ “Anglo-Saxon Community in J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘The Lord of the Rings’”

Pre-release Excerpt from Dr. Higgens’ “Anglo-Saxon Community in J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘The Lord of the Rings’” The upcoming release of the long-awaited Anglo-Saxon Community in J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘The Lord of the Rings’ by Dr. Deborah A. Higgens coincides with the Fellowship’s journey into Rohan in this month’s readings for the Tolkien Read-Along 2014. In celebration of both the Tolkien Read-Along and the book’s release, Oloris ...

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