Monthly Archives: June 2012

The Hobbit Hole – A Miniature Bag End

Coming to Australia – Background: It is documented in other places that I have been a fan of Professor Tolkien since the mid seventies and have been collecting books and memorabilia ever since. After I retired from teaching it became my desire to share my collection with others through displays at libraries and other venues….

Proudfoot on ABC 1

ABC1 – 1:00pm Saturday, June 09 2012 Peter presents his Tolkien collection. About The Program: Featuring a collector of Tolkien’s books and memorabilia; a man hooked on anything with the Land Rover name; and an exquisite collection of Japanese dolls ranging from Cherry Blossom dolls to paper dolls. R.S.V.P. – Peter Ph: 3354 2495/Mob: 0437353254 or…

75 years – An anniversary of The Hobbit

2012 is the 75th Anniversary of the publication of The Hobbit. After 75 years it is still one of the most popular fiction stories ever published. The book is one of the top five all time fiction best sellers and that statistic is not about to change any time soon. Around the world, events to honour its…

The Hobbit and Other Notes… 2

Through poverty, abandonment and a range of other causes, many children don’t have the opportunity to be exposed to reading and quality reading material. Proudfoot’s goal is to enhance children’s education through literacy. Hobbit Notes: The Shire: By 1630 TA almost all of the Hobbits of Middle-earth could be found in the Shire, which they…

The Hobbit and Other Notes… 1

“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” ~Charles W. Eliot   Hobbit Notes: The Shire was a fertile and well-tilled part of Arnor, but deserted during the waning days of the Kingdom when it was known as the…