The Man Behind the Trilogy

In my previous blog, I listed some basic facts about J. R. R. Tolkien. Here are some fun facts:

  • He was actually born in Bloemfontein, South Africa, but grew up in England.
  • It is rumored that he stole a city bus as a prank while attending Oxford University.
  • He went to war in World War I.
  • He became an orphan at age 12.
  • His son once listed his father’s occupation as a “wizard” when he enlisted in the army.

 

http://fremontlibraries.wordpress.com/2008/06/18/13-facts-about-j-r-r-tolkien/

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