Tolkien and Staffordshire – A Talk By John Garth
The young J.R.R. Tolkien laid foundations for Middle-earth – with its languages, legends and marvellous inhabitants – as an army officer in First World War Staffordshire.
John Garth, author of The Worlds of J.R.R. Tolkien and the award-winning Tolkien and the Great War, traces the vital connections with Lichfield and Cannock Chase that helped to shape the mythology behind The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.
Don’t forget to also catch our new, free exhibition, The Magic of Middle-Earth, at The Hub from 24th September to 11th December.