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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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Tolkien's epic fantasy The Lord of the Rings runs to more than 1,000 pages, with six appendices in smaller print, yet since 1965 has on average sold 8,500 copies per day. Why on Middle-earth is such a long and strange book so hugely popular? And how did Tolkien create a world and a legendarium that has enthralled so many people over successive generations?


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08 Jan 2016 to 10 Jan 2016

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1 weekend(s)

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Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
CB23 8AQ

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