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Letter 108

The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Letter 108
RecipientAllen and Unwin
Date5 July 1947
Subject(s)Publishing Farmer Giles of Ham

Letter 108 is a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.

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Tolkien returned his revised manuscript of Farmer Giles of Ham, having made many alterations which he hoped and thought were for the better. He pointed out that the story was not written for children. He emphasized that it had been specially composed for reading out loud, and had been written for reading to the Lovelace Society at Worcester College. Tolkien wanted to include an inscription to C.H. Wilkinson[note 1] since it was he who egged him to write it and to publish it.

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  1. The English tutor at Worcester College