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Rhona Beare

Rhona Beare
Biographical information
EducationExeter University
OccupationAcademic, author

Dr. Rhona Beare, an English author and scholar, had a correspondance with J.R.R. Tolkien during her studies at Exeter University (Letter 211, Letter 230, Letter 245, two of them published in full in J.R.R. Tolkien's Letters to Rhona Beare). Eventually, she moved to Australia and became a Lecturer in Classics at Newcastle University, New South Wales, but returned to England in 2000.

While in Australia, Beare wrote some articles on Tolkien and Charles Williams for Mythlore. She also translated Tolkien's Songs for the Philologists.[1]


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  1. Tolkien 2005 Guests on the web page of The Tolkien Society, as of May 28, 2010.