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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 to live in rooms provided by Merton College. He died here in September 1973 [1], and was buried in Oxfordshire.