Thanks to Janice, without whom I wd have missed it, but as the following link shows there's another Tolkien house currently for sale. This time it's Rock Cottage in Great Haywood, Staffordshire, where the Tolkiens lived briefly while JRRT was recovering from his complete physical breakdown in the trenches. This one is going for just 375,000 pounds and unlike the house on Sandfield Road comes with the official JRRT-lived-here blue plaque mounted on the wall. I'm glad to have a picture of what this house looked like -- for one thing, I assumed from the word 'cottage' that it was a one-story building, whereas the photo shows that it's definitely two.
current reading, A SECRET VICE and some P. G. Wodehouse murder mystery stories.
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