Books: Chronicles of Two Pen Pals; COLIN DURIEZ J.R.R Tolkien and C.S Lewis: The Story of Their Friendship (Sutton Publishing, Pounds 20)
Byline: CAROLINE WHEELER
THEY both came from humble beginnings and went on to become literary giants.
One spent his early life in the urban heartland of Birmingham, the other spent his formative years living on the fringes of Belfast.
But both grew up to be celebrated authors whose lives and works have inspired epic movies.
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born in South Africa on January 3, 1892, but moved to Birmingham with his family three years later.
'Tolers' -as he was known by family and friends -lived in various areas of the city, including Edgbaston and Kings Heath.
But it was not until his family moved to a small property …
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Publication information: Article title: Books: Chronicles of Two Pen Pals; COLIN DURIEZ J.R.R Tolkien and C.S Lewis: The Story of Their Friendship (Sutton Publishing, Pounds 20). Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Sunday Mercury (Birmingham, England). Publication date: January 18, 2004. Page number: 47. © 2009 Birmingham Post & Mail Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2004 Gale Group.
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