Bought some time in 2007 from the KGC

Another one from a special pile of local history books… only the massive bio of a Cadbury to go from that one now…

This was an interesting book, looking at the places around South Birmingham where Tolkein lived and which he then wove into Middle Earth. Pleasingly, my road makes an appearance on one map, 1 year after this house was build. I’m still not sure that Old Joe, the University Clock Tower, was the inspiration for the Eye of Sauron, though, although it’s unnerved me a little as I walk up onto a dim campus every morning since I read that!