Saturday, June 22, 2013

Tree and Leaf - J.R.R. Tolkien

This is the seventh in my one-book-at-a-time bookshelf.

This is a collection of separate, disparate works by Tolkien. I am particularly fond of the two stories Leaf by Niggle and Smith of Wootton Major. There is also an essay on Fairy-Stories and a scholarly and creative work in Tolkien's area of research. However I have it on my shelf for the two stories, both of which illustrate Tolkien's ability to tell a seemingly simple, engaging story. I have enjoyed re-reading these over the years and like all great stories they have given me cause for reflection.

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