Monday, 17 September 2012
A HOBBITUAL CELEBRATION
Preempting (or prefacing) the film release are various planned celebrations beginning this Friday, 21 September, with an event at the British Library to mark the 75 Anniversary of the first publication of The Hobbit.
The Hobbit at 75 will be chaired by my friend and colleague, Jane Johnson, who (as Jude Fisher), wrote the visual companions to The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (and very soon) The Hobbit Ditto and among her guests will be the author Adam Roberts, author of the parody The Soddit, and Yours Truly.
Here are the details – book early to avoid finding the tickets have all been snuffled by Orcs and Uruk-hai!
The following day, the Professor's publishers, HarperCollins, will be taking over the walled garden at Fulham Palace in London to hold The Hobbit Second Breakfast. Again, I will be present – although, personally, I've never needed a literary excuse for having a second helping at any time of day!