#Brummie writer #JRRTolkien gained his inspiration from pre-industrial #Birmingham in #Edwardian times when he wrote the very first #fantasy novels: #TheHobbit and #LordoftheRings
I had JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit read to me by an inspirational teacher Mrs Jean Morris-Jones in Year 2 at my Primary School George Dixon Junior and Infants with Tolkien’s links to the City of Birmingham.
Tolkien, born in Bloemfontein in South Africa in 1894 gained his inspiration from the City of Birmingham and lived variously in Hall Green, Moseley and Edgbaston where he loved to walk in the rural setting with the love of his life Edith Bratt around Edgbaston Reservoir, near to his two Towers: Perrotts Folly and the Waterworks Tower, and also Sarehole Mill and Moseley Bog before the industrialisation of #Birmingham
The Shire in The Hobbit was inspired by Sarehole Mill and Moseley Bog in Hall Green in the City of Birmingham and The Two Towers of his more adult work which started the ‘Fantasy Genre’ The Lord of The Rings being inspired by Perrott’s Folly…
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