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There is a hint

squire
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Nov 10 2010, 12:29pm


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The release says, perhaps defensively,
"...it would be misleading to release a Biography on Hilary Tolkien without proper reference to his close relationship with his brother."
This suggests to me that the Tolkien Estate believed that there was too much planned emphasis on Hilary as J.R.R.Tolkien's brother -- whether in the writing, the title, or the proposed publicity campaign, is not clear.

Obviously, no one would write or read a full-length biography of Hilary Smith, humble farmer from the midlands. The only reason for the book is to take advantage of the market for books about Professor Tolkien, his works and his life. So inevitably the question becomes, when does this book become a trespass on the rights of the Tolkien Estate, which represents the interests of JRRT's descendants? The Estate obviously asked for changes that the author or publisher felt would damage the project fatally.

Without knowing the details of how the Hilary book was written, what it contains, and how it was meant to be marketed, we can't know whether the Estate was in any way justified in its protests.



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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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