March 28, 2001
Let's be quite honest here. This is a blatant attempt to plug
my new book, J.R.R. Tolkien: The Man Who Created The Lord of the Rings. Lavishly
illustrated and not badly written, it's a steal at $27.95 from Stoddart, the best
publishers in the country. Which is not to say you should steal a copy, because I have
four children to feed and, frankly, I need the money.
Last year various polls were taken to find the most popular writer of the century, and then of all time. Much to the frustration of the chattering classes, the author of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit won every one.