Thursday, 1 December 2011

J. R. R. Tolkien; Smith of Wootton Major

The Feast had been in mid-winter, but it was now June, and the night was hardly dark at all. The boy got up before dawn, for he did not wish to sleep: it was his tenth birthday. He looked out of the window, and the world seemed quiet and expectant. A little breeze, cool and fragrant, stirred the waking trees. Then the dawn came, and far away he heard the dawn-song of the birds beginning, growing as it came towards him, until it rushed over him, filling all the land round the house, and passed on like a wave of music into the West, as the sun rose above the rim of the world.

Smith of Wootton Major Pg. 19
By J. R. R. Tolkien
Smith Of Wootton Major is now sold thank you for your interest


  1. But most of all I love the book covers! Takes me back to when my world was young...

  2. barbaraannefisher1 December 2011 at 11:24

    I love the art work both inside and out - but Tolkien's words are pretty special too.

  3. Barbara, this sounds wonderful. The other day at the school library I picked up Roverandom and started reading it--what a great writer!

  4. barbaraannefisher1 December 2011 at 22:23

    I haven't read Roverandom but have added it to my 'must at least have a look at and probably read' list. Great writer indeed.

  5. You are full of new finds! I have just added this to my list. I love to find old books that are new to me. So fun! From the snippit it sounds fantastic!


  6. I've never heard of this book! Who doesn't love Tolkien?

  7. barbaraannefisher3 December 2011 at 16:45

    Ah - but you have now!

  8. barbaraannefisher3 December 2011 at 17:01

    Hi Jess, it is fantastic - well worth a read.


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