|J.R.R. Tolkien The Man Who Created the Lord of the Rings by Michael Coren|
|Title:||J.R.R. Tolkien The Man Who Created the Lord of the Rings|
|Published:||2001 by Boxtree|
J.R.R. Tolkien was an orphan, a scholar, a soldier, a professor, and the author of what is considered by many to be the finest book of the 20th Century – The Lord of the Rings. In this carefully researched and engagingly written biography, you'll come to know Tolkien, the friends and family members who shaped his life, and the colleagues and fellow writers who influenced his career. You'll follow Tolkien from his early childhood in South Africa to what he assumed would be the pinnacle of his career - a professorship at Oxford. Little did he know, it was just the beginning. For it was there that Tolkien would decide to write The Hobbit - the story which started it all.
description from the back-cover of the book
A brief biography which contains a few more pictures than Carpenter's biography. Maybe due to the brevity it does not appear as accurate either. However it contains a few more photographs and some pictures of cover-designs of Tolkien-books. -- ChW