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JRR Tolkien - His Young Life

Helena England, BA Hons, PGCE, MA
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(195)
JRR Tolkien, author of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, grew up in Birmingham in England. UK. Come and find out how his early life later appeared in this books.

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Learners will know more about the early life of JRR Tolkien, and how his boyhood experiences inspired his books.
I have close family connections with the Tolkien family, and also live near the city of Birmingham, so know the information and the places that JRR grew up.
I will supply a fact file sheet in advance of the class for the learner to record information.  The use of these is optional.
Sources include (but are not limited to):
Staffordshire Government Walking Trails - The Tolkien Trail
Tolkien's Early Years - Birmingham City Council
Tolkien: A Biography - Humphry Carpenter
The Roots of Tolkien's Middle Earth - Robert Blackham
Black and White Ogre Country - The Lost Tales of Hilary Tolkien - Hilary Tolkien
Birmingham Oratory - The Oratory and the Tolkien - J Harding
Biography - The Tolkien Society

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(195)
Hello everyone!
My name is Helena, and I live in the UK.  It is my pleasure to share with my learners some of the best/worst/quirky bits of Britain through my own nerdiness for history and baking.  Enthusiasm, positivity, patience, joy, respect... 
Group Class


per class
Meets once
60 min

Completed by 7 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 9-13
3-7 learners per class

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