Friday, March 26, 2021

A million dollars won't buy Tolkien's house

So, the attempt to crowd-fund the purchase of Tolkien's house on Northmoor Road* has fallen through through lack of funding. Their goal was four and a half million pounds but in US money they only got one million dollars pledged out of six million dollar goal. 

They're currently going with their backup plan of establishing a Tolkien center elsewhere in Oxford which wd offer tours, tea, and talks. The first of these, an online course in writing fantasy, is scheduled for April 20th.

--John R

*or to be more accurate, one of Tolkien's houses on Northmoor Road (he'd previously lived next door)

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