Book Cover of Tolkien, Race and Cultural History is now online

The dust jacket for my forthcoming book Tolkien, Race and Cultural History is now online on the Palgrave Macmillan website. The photo figuring on the book cover is of my own design, which I created by manipulating a photograph I took recently of Moseley Bog. I chose this “kaleidoscopic” view of Moseley Bog, one of young Tolkien’s favourite playgrounds close to Sarehole Mill in Moseley, Birmingham, as an appropriate theme for the book cover as Tolkien often acknowledged this landscape as a source of inspiration and also he was fond of drawing kaleidoscopic heraldic designs and emblems for the Elves and Men of the First Age (see especially examples published in Picture by J.R.R. Tolkien). For more information on the book click on Publications above.

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