How J. R. R. Tolkien fell in love

Aug 03, 2012, 09:10 AM

Maggie Burns from Birmingham libraries tells the story of Edith and Tolkien meeting for the first time in Duchess Road, Birmingham and their early love. But Tolkien’s guardian Father Francis did not approve of this distraction from his studies and forbade the relationship – an enforced separation which inspired the characters of Beren and Luthien in Tolkien’s novel The Silmarillion.

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