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The Hobbit 2: The Desolation of Smaug first trailer released

The first look at the latest installment in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy has been released today to frenzied excitement from Middle Earth fans around the globe. You can check out the trailer below, along with some questions you might have after watching it. 1) Should contractions be more encouraged in Middle Earth? It seems like a busy place and time and sentence delivery length cou... Read more

by | June 12, 2013

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

The Five Biggest-Selling Children’s Books of all Time

Have you read any of them? Tell us which one you think is the best – vote in our poll below. 1. The Little Prince 200 million copies Moral allegory and spiritual autobiography, The Little Prince is the most translated book in the French language. With a timeless charm it tells the story of a little boy who leaves the safety of his own tiny planet to travel the universe, learning the vagar... Read more

by | May 5, 2012