Tales from the Perilous Realm

(BBC Radio Collection)

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The definitive collection of J.R.R.Tolkien's four acclaimed modern classic fairy tales, finally together in a volume which reaffirms his place as a master storyteller for readers young and old.

The fat and unheroic Farmer Giles of Ham is c

The fat and unheroic Farmer Giles of Ham is called upon to do battle with the dragon Chrysophylax; Niggle the painter sets out to paint the perfect tree in Leaf by Niggle; hobbits, princesses, dwarves and trolls partake in The Adventures of Tom Bombadil; and Smith of Wootton Major journeys to the Land of Faery via the magical ingredients of a giant cake.

FARMER GILES OF HAM

'A fabulous tale of the days when giants and dragons walked the kingdom' - SUNDAY TIMES

LEAF BY NIGGLE

'A haunting and successful demonstration of the qualities of faerie' - NEW YORK TIMES

THE ADVENTURES OF TOM BOMBADIL

'Something close to genius' - THE LISTENER

SMITH OF WOOTTON MAJOR

'Whoever reads it at eight will no doubt still be going back to it at eighty' - NEW STATESMAN ...Continua

Ha scritto il 07/08/11
A collection of short stories
The stories were enjoyable enough, but I didn't think they were very special. I liked the first story best; Farmer Giles of Ham because it had an unexpected, reluctant hero and it was an interesting fantasy story. I must admit that I skipped most of ...Continua
Ha scritto il 19/01/11
This handy, cheap collection of Tolkien's fairy tales is a must for everybody who enjoyed the writer's humourous vein of The Hobbit's fame, as well as for Middle-Earth completists. But there's enough there for fans of epic fantasy too, thus for more ...Continua
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Ha scritto il 28/02/10
Index: Roverandom Farmer Giles of Ham The Adventures of Tom Bombadil Smith of Wootton Major Leaf by Niggle On Fairy Stories

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