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.