Search results for tag: Lord of The Rings

Was The Hobbit ring real?

“One very beautiful thing, very beautiful, very wonderful. He had a ring, a golden ring, a precious ring.” A new exhibition opening today in the UK raises the intriguing possibility that the Roman ring in the case, and the ring of power in J.R.R. Tolkien’s book The Hobbit, and in his Lord of the Rings trilogy, are one and the same. As Dave Green, the property manager, explains... Read more

by | April 2, 2013

Reflections On Middle Earth – Booktopia’s resident Tolkienist Christopher Cahill shares his thoughts on The Hobbit

To say that I’m a fan of the works of Professor J. R. R. Tolkien is an understatement. I’ll admit I was a little late to the party tree in embracing the world of Middle-Earth but after seeing the first trailer for The Fellowship of the Ring I was hooked. I became a little obsessed. And when I say a little, I mean a lot. I purchased every book I could get my hands on and spent hours upon hours a... Read more

by | January 3, 2013

Tess Gerritsen, author of The Silent Girl the latest in the Rizzoli and Isles series, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Tess Gerritsen author of The Silent Girl  the latest in the Rizzoli & Isles series Ten Terrifying Questions ———————– 1. To begin with why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself – where were you born? Raised? Schooled? I was born in San Diego, California (USA) and raised in a middle-class suburb where I... Read more

by | June 9, 2011

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, Love is All Around: Let Me Count the Ways – Part Four

There is a moment in the film Love Actually when the old rocker, Billy Mack, played by Bill Nighy, realises that the greatest love of his life is his manager, Joe. And he tells him so. This is a surprising admission, it surprises Joe, but it is also a wonderfully perceptive admission, because Billy Mack, peering through a cloud of silly prejudice and customary social expectations, has discovere... Read more

by | February 8, 2010