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Leaves from the Tree

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Leaves from the Tree: J.R.R. Tolkien's Shorter Fiction
AuthorTom Shippey, et al. Edited by Trevor Reynolds
PublisherThe Tolkien Society
FormatBooklet with card covers

Leaves from the Tree is a booklet containing The Proceedings of the 4th Tolkien Society Workshop (1989). It includes a paper ("Dragons from Andrew Lang's Retelling of Sigurd to Tolkien's Chrysophylax" by Christina Scull) that reproduces an extract from Tolkien's unpublished lecture on dragons (see Lecture on Dragons).

Leaves from the Tree was published under the auspices of the Peter Roe Memorial Fund.


  • "Tolkien and The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth", by Tom Shippey
  • "In Search of the Bounce: Tolkien seen through Smith", by David Doughan
  • "The why, and the how: Reflections on Leaf by Niggle", by John Ellison
  • "The Lost Heart of the Little Kingdom", by Alex Lewis
  • "Early Versions of Farmer Giles of Ham", by John Rateliff
  • "Dragons from Andrew Lang's Retelling of Sigurd to Tolkien's Chrysophylax", by Christina Scull
  • "The Source of The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun", by Jessica Yates
  • "Tom Bombadil and The Lord of the Rings", by Christina Scull
  • "The Natures of Tom Bombadil - A Summary", by Charles Noad
  • "The Real Tom Bombadil", by Patricia Reynolds