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The Lord of the Rings

J.R.R. Tolkien

“I was given a hardback copy for my twelfth birthday and it's absolutely destroyed at this stage - I love it, I re-read it over the summer and was surprised at the amount of new things I discovered.”

Eoin Williams , Dublin 15


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The Lord of the Rings is an epic high-fantasy novel written by English author and scholar J. R. R. Tolkien. The story began as a sequel to Tolkien's 1937 fantasy novel The Hobbit, but eventually developed into a much larger work. Written in stages between 1937 and 1949, The Lord of the Rings is one of the best-selling novels ever written, with over 150 million copies sold.

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