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J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis both once went to a party dressed as polar bears. It was not a fancy dress party

Five Fascinating Facts about C. S. Lewis C. S. Lewis is one of the major figures of twentieth-century children’s literature and Christian apologism, so we’ve gathered together our five favourite interesting facts about Lewis and his work. Some of the interesting facts about C. S. Lewis that follow touch upon his friendship with J. R. …

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When J.R.R. Tolkien’s son Michael signed up for the British army, he listed his father’s occupation as “Wizard”

Tolkien’s drawings reveal a wizard at work Writing convincing fantasy fiction is harder than it looks, argued J.R.R. Tolkien in an essay in 1947. Any old writer, he said, could describe a “green sun”. Many of them could even imagine it. But building a fantasy world “inside which the green sun will be credible…will certainly …

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Tolkein popularised “dwarves” as the plural of “dwarf” to differentiate his fantasy dwarves from humans with dwarfism, for whom the correct plural was “dwarfs”. The dwarf trope became so entrenched that “dwarves” is now widely recognised as the standard plural of “dwarf” even for humans

Dwarfs vs. dwarves Usage Dwarfs is the standard plural of the noun dwarf. Dwarves is a newer variant popularized (though not invented) by English author J.R.R. Tolkien in his fantasy fiction works, including The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. The Tolkien spelling is appropriate when referring to little people in fantasy worlds. Dwarfs …

Tolkein popularised “dwarves” as the plural of “dwarf” to differentiate his fantasy dwarves from humans with dwarfism, for whom the correct plural was “dwarfs”. The dwarf trope became so entrenched that “dwarves” is now widely recognised as the standard plural of “dwarf” even for humans Read More »

How Did Harvey Weinstein Make Millions From the Lord of the Rings Series?

If you are a fan of the fantasy novel by the genius J.R.R. Tolkien, you would know that there’s more to the book series than just mythical creatures running around with a magical ring. The Lord of the Rings films were supposed to be released by Disney through Miramax but they decided not to fund …

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