Fell & Fair Roundtable

Please enjoy this excerpt of an interview with Zan Campbell, founder of Fell & Fair. Zan is a brilliant fan and student of Tolkien and his works and his company makes unique products that are rooted firmly in an accurate knowledge of Tolkien and his works.

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Tolkien and Christmas Wonder

“Well here comes Christmas! That astonishing thing that no ‘commercialism’ can in fact defile – unless you let it.” —J.R.R. Tolkien to his son Michael in a letter dated 19 December 1962 My most memorable Christmas growing up is not the Yuletide Day I received an avalanche of gifts, nor was it the day I…

Tolkien’s Often Missed Reference to Good Friday in The Lord of the Rings

In the quotation above, Tom Shippey gives us a window not only into the brilliance of J.R.R. Tolkien’s world-building prowess, but also into its striking and easily missed subtext. Tolkien’s point to which Shippey refers comes after The Return of the King chapter (“Mount Doom”) in which Frodo and Gollum (against all their desire) destroy the Ring,…