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Naomi Mitchison

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** "One Ring to Bind Them" [Review of ''[[The Fellowship of the Ring]]'']
 
** "One Ring to Bind Them" [Review of ''[[The Fellowship of the Ring]]'']
 
* [[1967]]: ''Glasgow Herald'', 25 November
 
* [[1967]]: ''Glasgow Herald'', 25 November
** "Why Note Grown-ups Too?" [Review of ''[[Smith and Wootton Major]]'']
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** "Why Note Grown-ups Too?" [Review of ''[[Smith of Wootton Major]]'']
 
* [[1977]]: ''Books and Bookmen'', October
 
* [[1977]]: ''Books and Bookmen'', October
 
** "Maps of Middle Earth" [Review of ''[[J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography]]'' and ''[[The Silmarillion]]'']
 
** "Maps of Middle Earth" [Review of ''[[J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography]]'' and ''[[The Silmarillion]]'']

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Naomi Mitchison
Biographical information
BornNovember 1, 1897
DiedJanuary 11, 1999
EducationOxford University
OccupationNovelist, poet

Naomi Mary Margaret Mitchison (1 November 189711 January 1999) was a Scottish novelist and poet.

Mitchison was educated in Oxford, and contributed verse to Oxford Poetry for 1915 and 1916 (in the former, in company with J.R.R. Tolkien's "Goblin Feet"). Eventually, she became a prolific writer of books and articles, including Graeme and the Dragon (1954, illustrated by Pauline Baynes) and To the Chapel Perilous (1955, which Tolkien disliked).

For many years, Mitchison was a fan of Tolkien's works, and they had a correspondance for many years. She became a proofreader of The Lord of the Rings when George Allen & Unwin sent her advance proofs of the first two volumes. However, later in life she became increasingly critical of Tolkien's works, critizing the "grandiose style" of The Return of the King and the lack of a feminine perspective in The Lord of the Rings and finding The Silmarillion simplistic.[1]

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  1. Hammond and Scull. The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: Reader's Guide, p.592-3.