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Old October 7 2009, 07:35 PM   #11
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Re: A Middle Earth Question

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^is that in one of those Chris Tolkien books? I consider his books canon about as much as I consider the new jedi order stuff canon in star wars.
It's from the drafts for the appendices to The Lord of the Rings. It's not canon at all, but as usual with Christopher Tolkien, he's only acted as an editor.
Yes, I'm sure with the new books they keep putting out, he is only acting as "editor".
He is. And he's STILL sitting on a dragon's hoard of unpublished material, like the translation of Beowulf.

As for Hobbits, I'd always assumed that, since they were more or less based upon English country folk, they just sort of mingled in with humanity. Sort of like Picts and Anglo Saxons.

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