inzilbeth: (h2h)
[personal profile] inzilbeth
I've been chasing my tail for weeks but finally have some time off from the day job. And my top priority is the small matter of the book launch which is only next Saturday!!! Panic, me? No goodness no! I wonder though if I could ask for some help. If those on my flist who subscribe to any online Tolkien forums or fan fic writer groups would be prepared to pass on the word about both the book and the launch, that would be terrific. And if anyone feels able to do a post on their own LJ that would also be wonderful. Any help would be so appreciated. Thank you very much in advance. I wish I could send you all a free copy but I don't think the publisher, who is after all footing the bill, would be very pleased!

The book is currently available for pre order at Amazon. 
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hobbit-Hero-Making-Tolkiens-King/dp/095519007X/ref=gfix-submit-correction-product-detail 

I have asked Amazon to amend this page because the title is currently incorrect, there's no image and, with Ted's painting  on longer on the front cover, it seems a bit deceptive to have him listed as illustrator. These things are annoying but don't affect the availability of the book through this site.

Alternatively it can be purchased directly from www.adcbooks.co.uk 

There is even the odd copy up for grabs on ebay!
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=330769657649&ssPageName=ADME:B:FSEL:GB:1123

Don't forget, the launch is Saturday 11th August at the Redesdale Hall, Moreton in Marsh, Gloucestershire for 10am to 5pm. Hope to see some of you there!

So all the info is easily to hand - and please feel free to use -  the cover photos and the blurb is all here under the cut.

Many thanks again.



 ‘Aragorn’, the hero-king from The Lord of the Rings, is one of the pivotal figures of Tolkien’s mythology, but a detailed study of this popular character has been a notable omission from the spectrum of existing study. It is nearly forty years since Paul Kocher published his sympathetic analysis in The Master of Middle-earth and his has remained one of the most insightful studies available. With the subsequent publication of Tolkien’s letters, numerous versions of The Silmarillion and extensive material pertaining to the legendarium, we have opportunities unavailable to Kocher to further appreciate the character’s role and to explore Tolkien’s own aspirations for his king. By delving into this wealth of material, and returning to some of the principal legends that inspired Tolkien, the author unravels Aragorn’s evolution from the hobbit ‘Trotter’ into a great Númenórean king, and considers the consequences of this unexpected transformation, in particular, examining how Tolkien utilized the character to fulfil some of the more profound functions of his wider mythology.

“This exemplary book places Aragorn in his rightful place as one of the greatest heroes of any mythology. Beautifully researched, clearly written and quite entrancing, in this study Liz has explored in glorious detail her vision of this intriguing character. Whether you are a scholar, an aficionado or one of Tolkien’s millions of ardent fans, Hobbit to Hero is essential reading and will prove invaluable to your understanding of the heroic legendarium.”

Angela Gardner: Black and White Ogre Country: The Lost Tales of Hilary Tolkien.

A zoologist and former teacher, Liz rears pedigree sheep and cattle on her farm in the Cotswold Hills of her native Gloucestershire. She first discovered Tolkien as a child when she encountered The Hobbit in the 1960’s, and her enduring fascination with the Professor’s works has led her to write this book.

H2H-Book-Cover-130712[1]
H2H%20Front%20Cover[1]

HH-advert-large[1]



(no subject)

Date: 2012-08-06 12:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shirebound.livejournal.com
I'm so thrilled for you.

(no subject)

Date: 2012-08-06 04:31 pm (UTC)
sally_maria: (TS Sleep)
From: [personal profile] sally_maria
Have you posted about it on the TS Facebook group yet? If not, would you like me to do it?

(no subject)

Date: 2012-08-06 04:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inzilbeth-liz.livejournal.com
Oh would you? I'd probably mess it up! Thanks so much.

(no subject)

Date: 2012-08-06 04:32 pm (UTC)
sally_maria: Daniel Jackson looking sideways (Default)
From: [personal profile] sally_maria
Sorry, shirebound, threadfail - though feel free to post on the TS group anyway. ;-)

(no subject)

Date: 2012-08-06 04:50 pm (UTC)

(no subject)

Date: 2012-08-06 01:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cairistiona7.livejournal.com
Yay! You got the post up! I'll get busy this morning getting my own post up for you.

(no subject)

Date: 2012-08-06 04:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inzilbeth-liz.livejournal.com
Just noticed, thank you so much.

(no subject)

Date: 2012-08-06 02:33 pm (UTC)
dreamflower: gandalf at bag end (Default)
From: [personal profile] dreamflower
Oh this is wonderful! *scurries to put on wish list*

(no subject)

Date: 2012-08-06 04:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inzilbeth-liz.livejournal.com
Oh thank you Dreamflower!

(no subject)

Date: 2012-08-06 02:45 pm (UTC)
arwen75: (Default)
From: [personal profile] arwen75
Well book ordered and I will try to promote where I can. Was hoping to make it to launch but real life is conspiring against me.

(no subject)

Date: 2012-08-06 04:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inzilbeth-liz.livejournal.com
Thank you so much for ordering. And I fully understand about real life!

(no subject)

Date: 2012-08-06 04:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mikononyte.livejournal.com
I've promoted this over at Facebooks (don't shudder!) and have also preordered my own copy.

Congratulations on your hard work and good luck with your launch. I hope you have many sales! :)

(no subject)

Date: 2012-08-06 04:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inzilbeth-liz.livejournal.com
Oh that's wonderful, thank you so much! I do hope you enjoy it.

(no subject)

Date: 2012-08-06 04:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] curiouswombat.livejournal.com
Hurrah! I hope to buy my copy direct from you at Loughborough in 10 days time!

(no subject)

Date: 2012-08-06 04:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inzilbeth-liz.livejournal.com
Oh wonderful! Yes I'll be there, hopefully signing a few. There's a leaflet going in the information pack so that should help.

(no subject)

Date: 2012-08-06 07:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] curiouswombat.livejournal.com
Have you contacted Middle Earth News?

If you haven't, would you like me to?

(no subject)

Date: 2012-08-06 07:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inzilbeth-liz.livejournal.com
I haven't but I would be so grateful if you would if you don't mind. As I said to Sally earlier, I tend to mess up doing that sort of thing. BTW I'm so looking forward to meetingat ROTR. It should be fun!

(no subject)

Date: 2012-08-06 08:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] curiouswombat.livejournal.com
I'm looking forward to it too! I've sent an e-mail to ME News - hopefully it is formatted correctly etc....

(no subject)

Date: 2012-08-06 08:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inzilbeth-liz.livejournal.com
Thanks so much. I did take a look at this before and knew the formatting would defeat me!

(no subject)

Date: 2012-08-08 07:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] curiouswombat.livejournal.com
Success! Apart from me remembering to use curiouswombat and so it has come from me as me instead - if you see what I mean!

(no subject)

Date: 2012-08-08 09:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inzilbeth-liz.livejournal.com
I see it! Thanks so much!

(no subject)

Date: 2012-08-06 04:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wellinghall.livejournal.com
Another book to buy? Well, if I must ... ;-)

(no subject)

Date: 2012-08-06 04:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inzilbeth-liz.livejournal.com
Lol! But your shelves wouldn't be complete without it!

(no subject)

Date: 2012-08-06 08:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vamp-ress.livejournal.com
Looks fabulous! Go you:)

(no subject)

Date: 2012-08-06 08:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inzilbeth-liz.livejournal.com
Thank you! I'll pop a quick reminder up on OAA too.

(no subject)

Date: 2012-08-06 09:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] estelcontar1.livejournal.com
Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! It's finally here. I think it looks great. I'm hoping I managed to be the first to pre-order it.

I really wish I could be in Moreton for the book launch. No need to panic. I'm sure it's going to be a total success.

(no subject)

Date: 2012-08-06 09:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inzilbeth-liz.livejournal.com
I so wish you could be at Moreton too, and thank you so much for being the first to pre-order!

(no subject)

Date: 2012-08-07 09:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] estelcontar1.livejournal.com
My pleasure. I'm very proud of my 'first place'. *g*

(no subject)

Date: 2012-08-07 07:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lindahoyland.livejournal.com
Have posted on my LJ and the LOTRGFIC Group. I will put a link on my site too when I next update it.

(no subject)

Date: 2012-08-07 10:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inzilbeth-liz.livejournal.com
It's wonderful - thank you so much.

(no subject)

Date: 2012-08-07 11:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vilwarien.livejournal.com
Wee! A pity I can't be there for the party! Alas, I was born in the wrong country.

(no subject)

Date: 2012-08-07 08:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inzilbeth-liz.livejournal.com
Lol! I'm sure you live in the right country, just not the right one for my launch!

(no subject)

Date: 2012-08-07 01:53 pm (UTC)
dawn_felagund: (silmarils)
From: [personal profile] dawn_felagund
Congratulations! I'm off now to make a note to add the book to the next SWG newsletter. :)

(no subject)

Date: 2012-08-07 04:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inzilbeth-liz.livejournal.com
Thank you very much! It may well be of interest as it's as much about The Silmarillion as LOTR.

(no subject)

Date: 2012-08-08 02:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] suzll.livejournal.com
I've been away from the Internet for the past few days so I've missed all the hullabaloo, it seems!

But I can't say it enough: I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU!! :D how wonderful!! I will be spreading the word here on LJ and also on Tumblr, and pre-ordering right now! You've worked so hard on this and I hope you enjoy the launch so very much *hugs*

(no subject)

Date: 2012-08-08 12:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inzilbeth-liz.livejournal.com
Thank you so much, Suz! Many *hugs* back!

(no subject)

Date: 2012-08-09 02:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rakshathedemon.livejournal.com
Congratulations! Do you know when it will be available in the U.S.?

(no subject)

Date: 2012-08-09 03:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inzilbeth-liz.livejournal.com
Thank you so much Raksha! Just order direct through www.abcbooks.co.uk I visted there yesterday to pick up my copies and apparently he has already received quite a few orders from the US.

(no subject)

Date: 2012-08-11 06:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] radbooks.livejournal.com
Congratulations!! Do you think it will be available on the kindle or would a 'real' book be best? If there are lots of pictures and/or charts and things then a real books is best, but if not then I'd like it on my kindle.

(no subject)

Date: 2012-08-12 09:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inzilbeth-liz.livejournal.com
Thanks so much Radbrooks. As yet this isn't available on Kindle so a book is the only option.

(no subject)

Date: 2012-08-23 07:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] endlessrarities.livejournal.com
Yay! I'm really looking forward to getting hold of this one. It might be a few months yet before it fits into my book purchasing plans, but rest assured I'll be getting hold of one. Hope things are going well with it!

(no subject)

Date: 2012-08-23 08:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inzilbeth-liz.livejournal.com
I'm delighted it's on you 'to buy' list at all! Quite a few copies sold at RotR at it wasn't the only new book hot off the presses either so a promising start.

September 2012

S M T W T F S
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30      

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags