JRR Tolkien’s visit to the tobacconist in 1929

Jan 23, 2015, 10:42 AM

Although best known for his epic fantasy novels such as The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien was also a philologist and professor of English. From an educational gramophone disc recorded for the Linguaphone language course company in 1929, as part of their English language conversation series, Tolkien enacts a gentleman’s trip to the local tobacco shop to fill his pipe. The other speaker is Prof A Lloyd James. . #Audio #Audioboo #AudioHistory #FiremanRich #JRRTolkien #Tobacconist