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Letter 292

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Letter 292 is a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.


This letter, dated December 12, 1966, was sent to Joy Hill of Allen & Unwin. A "fan" was going to write a "sequel", and sent Tolkien details. Tolkien sent the material to Ms. Hill, and asks her of the legal position. He asks for a formal letter from the publisher to dissuade the writer, fearing a publisher might publish "such tripe". He relates to correspondence about an earlier fan-proposed sequel, where the young writer wrote a harsh rant back.