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That's true...

dormouse
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Nov 10 2010, 3:12pm


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The article I linked to above suggests that the book was made up for the most part of letters exchanged between JRR and Hilary Tolkien and their wives. The Tolkien Estate would own the copyright of JRRT's letters and either the Estate or the surviving children of Edith's so they have the right to give or refuse permission to publish depending on how the letters are used. It seems likely that letters exchanged between the families would relate more to family matters than to Tolkien's work; perhaps the Estate is simply protecting the privacy of his children and grandchildren.

The other thing I though might be significant in the article is that little comment about the author's theories:


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Neil Holford is a reader of all things Tolkien and a long-standing member of the Tolkien Society. . . . Neil worked in the background on Black & White Ogre Country and was chosen to assist Angela with Wheelbarrows at Dawn for his researching skills and his ability to make Angie prove her theories


Maybe she was placing some interpretation on the letters which the Tolkien Estate doesn't agree with.

But I'm only guessing. Whatever it is, it must be something they take very seriously.

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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