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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]] to live in rooms provided by Merton College. He died here in September [[1973]] <ref>http://tolkiensociety.org/tolkien/biography.html#7</ref>, and was buried in Oxfordshire.
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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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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 Poole with his wife to escape the 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.[1]

  1. http://tolkiensociety.org/tolkien/biography.html#7