by David Doughan
Who was J.R.R.Tolkien?
J. R. R. Tolkien: A Biographical Sketch
There he was joined by his bride, Mabel Suffield, whose family were not only English through and through, but West Midlands since time immemorial. So John Ronald (“Ronald” to family and early friends) was born in Bloemfontein, S.A., on 3 January 1892. His memories of Africa were slight but vivid, including a scary encounter with a large hairy spider, and influenced his later writing to some extent; slight, because on 15 February 1896 his father died, and he, his mother and his younger brother Hilary returned to England – or more particularly, the West Midlands.
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John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, Beren, 1892-1973
George Allen and Unwin, London, 1981.
George Allen and Unwin, London, 1983.
George Allen and Unwin, London, 1977.
George Allen and Unwin, London, 1978.
source: Tolkien Society