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Letter to Ingrid Pridgeon

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In August 1968, J.R.R. Tolkien wrote a letter to Ingrid Pridgeon.[1]

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[Tolkien apologises] for not having replied more fully, "I am having rather a bad time. I have left Oxford, and in the middle of the move I fell downstairs and damaged my right leg so badly that it is in plaster from toe to hip, and I am on crutches" and [gives] a reference to The Lord of the Rings, "I notice Spire Hollin: very Shire-like. Hollin is northern form of holly: and in Book I of The L.R: I lived for a while in Leeds in a Hollin Lane".[2]


  1. Christina Scull, Wayne G. Hammond, "Addenda and Corrigenda to The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide (2006) Vol. 1: Chronology", Hammond& (accessed 8 June 2012)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Modern First Editions, English & Continental Literature & History, Emblem Books, Economics & Law 13th March 2008: Lot 156. Tolkien (J.R.R.)", (accessed 8 June 2012)