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Letter to Evelyn B. Byrne

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Evelyn B. Byrne 1967-70 is a letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Evelyn B. Byrne, on the occasion of her work that resulted in Attacks of Taste. The letter was written some time between 1967 and 1970.

Excerpt

"Teenage is a long period and there is a vast gap between one's thirteenth birthday and one's twentieth. I can name no book that influenced me deeply as a book. I found certain elements in books that I liked and stored away in memory. … In the early part of this period things I read with most pleasure were mostly scientific in reference, especially botany and astronomy …"[1]

References

  1. Sothebys.com, as of June 25, 2010