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Hugo Bracegirdle

Hugo Bracegirdle
Biographical Information
LocationThe Shire
BirthS.R. 1350
ParentageBruno Bracegirdle
Physical Description

Hugo Bracegirdle was a Hobbit of the Shire.


[edit] History

Hugo was the eldest child of Bruno Bracegirdle, born in S.R. 1350.[1] In his lifetime, he was notorious for borrowing books from Bilbo Baggins, though he rarely returned them. In S.R. 1401 he was a guest at Bilbo's Farewell Party, after which Bilbo left Hugo an empty bookcase in which he could store all those books.[2]

[edit] Inspiration

J.R.R. Tolkien likened himself to Hugo Bracegirdle.[3]

[edit] Portrayal in adaptations

2002: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (video game):

Hugo lives at Number Eight, Bagshot Row, a large house overlooking Sandyman's mill.

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Boffin of the Yale"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Long-expected Party"
  3. See Paul Drayton's recollection of his and Humphrey Carpenter's meeting with Tolkien in 1967: The Hobbit, the Musical, radio programme (London: BBC, 2012)