My book Tolkien, Race and Cultural History: From Fairies to Hobbits has just been published by Palgrave Macmillan. My book aspires to be a major new contribution to Tolkien studies, as it aims to contextualise Tolkien’s work, bring to light neglected aspects of Tolkien’s imaginative vision and addresses key features of Tolkien’s creativity. For more detailed information on the book, including a table of contents and a free sample chapter, please click here.
My book will be given an official launch at the Centre for Lifelong Learning, Cardiff University, on Friday 28 November 2008 at 6pm. Also, an article in The Western Mail,published this morning, has delved into the ways my book explores Tolkien’s linguistic vision, and especially Tolkien’s appreciation and creative use of the Welsh language.