Article: Mordor, he wrote

Stuart Jeffries discusses the influence of the Black Country in the work of J.R.R Tolkien, especially in the creation of Mordor. The author explores how the ‘steelworks and blast furnaces of the West Midlands inspired The Lord of the Rings. Read The Guardian article here Advertisements

Article: The birth of Middle-Earth

To celebrate 2014’s Hobbit Week here is an article written by John Garth for The Guardian where he discusses how a poem about Earendel written by Tolkien in 1914 would come to be Middle-Earth’s creational myth. John Garth’s Birth of a new world: the Tolkien poem that marks the genesis of Middle-Earth