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New Hilary Tolkien Book Cancelled

News from Bree
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Nov 8 2010, 4:43pm


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Melilot sends along word: Regarding the launch of the new book on Hilary Tolkien: It's been canceled. Andrew Compton sent along a message to explain things - I thought you might want to know before too many people are getting their hopes up. It's a great pity I think.

Andrew Compton writes:
"I am sorry to have to advise that despite the tremendous work and dedication to this project by Angela Gardner, Neil Holford, the Publishers, designers, artists, and financial backing by ADC Publications Ltd I have no choice but to cancel the publication of the book for legal reasons.

Despite many revisions and changes made at the insistence of The Tolkien Estate it appears that The Tolkien Estate will seek to take court action to prevent the release of this book regardless. Everyone involved in the publication has worked hard to meet the requests of The Tolkien Estate time and time again, however it would be misleading to release a Biography on Hilary Tolkien without proper reference to his close relationship with his brother.

The launch event on Saturday 4th December has therefore been cancelled and a full refund will be made shortly to anyone has placed advanced orders.

Best wishes
Andrew Compton"



Subject User Time
New Hilary Tolkien Book Cancelled News from Bree Send a private message to News from Bree Nov 8 2010, 4:43pm
    Anybody here know the back-story on this?// Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Nov 9 2010, 12:21am
        I don't.... dormouse Send a private message to dormouse Nov 9 2010, 10:24am
            Quite tantalizing...! mae govannen Send a private message to mae govannen Nov 10 2010, 11:23am
        There is a hint squire Send a private message to squire Nov 10 2010, 12:29pm
            That's true... dormouse Send a private message to dormouse Nov 10 2010, 3:12pm
            Felt the same about that hint...// mae govannen Send a private message to mae govannen Nov 11 2010, 6:46am
    Statement of the Tolkien Estate Findegil Send a private message to Findegil Nov 16 2010, 2:39pm
        Thanks for that squire Send a private message to squire Nov 16 2010, 7:10pm
        Thanks, and welcome to TORN. N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Nov 16 2010, 8:35pm
        Thank you dormouse Send a private message to dormouse Nov 16 2010, 11:11pm
        Thanks for that information. FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Nov 17 2010, 10:23am
            Surprised?? Beren Send a private message to Beren Nov 17 2010, 10:40am
            Yes - that's absolutely true dormouse Send a private message to dormouse Nov 17 2010, 12:53pm
                That makes sense. FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Nov 17 2010, 4:19pm
                "The copyright in unpublished letters is perpetual" visualweasel Send a private message to visualweasel Nov 17 2010, 4:20pm
                    It's arguable... squire Send a private message to squire Nov 17 2010, 6:07pm
                        This is my guess as well visualweasel Send a private message to visualweasel Nov 17 2010, 6:50pm
                    No, it's not a guess dormouse Send a private message to dormouse Nov 17 2010, 6:50pm

 
 
 

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