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Recently Discovered Tolkien Poems

Obviously they’re not “undiscovered” if someone has just discovered them, but this is interesting news nonetheless:

Undiscovered poems written by J.R.R. Tolkien have been uncovered in an Abingdon school magazine from 1936.

The work of The Lord of the Rings author was found by the principal of Our Lady’s Abingdon school after searching through old copies of the school’s annual magazine.

Two poems were found titled The Shadow Man – an earlier version of Tolkien’s Adventures of Tom Bombadil – and a Christmas poem titled Noel.

The full text of both poems are to be found in the Oxford Mail story.



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