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'''Bournemouth''' is a large town on the south coast of [[England]]. It was a place that [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] frequently visited for his holidays; staying in the same room at the [[Hotel Miramar]], with a second room to write in. In the late 1960s Tolkien retired to nearby [[Woodridings|Poole]] with his [[Edith Tolkien|wife]] to escape the [[Tolkien fandom|attention]] of [[Oxford]]. After his wife's death, Tolkien moved back to Oxford and lived at [[21 Merton Street]]. In late August [[1973]], he visited Bournemouth to see some friends; it was here that he died on [[2 September|September 2]], [[1973]]<ref>''[[The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien]]'', [[Letter 354]] (dated [[29 August|August 29]], [[1973]]</ref>.
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'''Bournemouth''' is a large town on the south coast of [[England]]. It was a place that [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] frequently visited for his holidays; staying in the same room at the Hotel Miramar, with a second room to write in. In the late 1960s Tolkien retired to nearby [[Woodridings|Poole]] with his [[Edith Tolkien|wife]] to escape the [[Tolkien fandom|attention]] of Oxford. After his wife's death, Tolkien moved back to [[Oxford]] and lived at 21 Merton Street. In late August [[1973]], he visited Bournemouth to see some friends; after returning to Oxford five days later he died, he was buried in Oxfordshire.<ref>http://tolkiensociety.org/tolkien/biography.html#7</ref>
  
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