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'''Rayner Stephens Unwin''' ([[23 December]], [[1925]] – [[23 November]], [[2000]]) reviewed [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]'s ''[[The Hobbit]]'' at age 10 and without his praise of the book it might have never been published. His father was Sir [[Stanley Unwin]], co-founder of [[Allen and Unwin|George Allen & Unwin]]. In [[1968]], Rayner Unwin followed in his father's footsteps as chairman of the publishing firm. He retired in 1985 and passed away in 2000.
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'''Rayner Stephens Unwin''' [[Order of the British Empire|CBE]] ([[23 December]], [[1925]] – [[23 November]], [[2000]]) reviewed [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]'s ''[[The Hobbit]]'' at age 10 and without his praise of the book it might have never been published. His father was Sir [[Stanley Unwin]], co-founder of [[Allen and Unwin|George Allen & Unwin]]. In [[1968]], Rayner Unwin followed in his father's footsteps as chairman of the publishing firm. He retired in 1985 and passed away in 2000.
  
 
==Bibliography, selected==
 
==Bibliography, selected==
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*[[1987]]: ''[[Science Fiction Chronicle 8]]''
 
*[[1987]]: ''[[Science Fiction Chronicle 8]]''
 
**"The Hobbit 50th Anniversary"
 
**"The Hobbit 50th Anniversary"
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*[[1992]]: [[Mallorn 29|''Mallorn'' 29]]
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**"Publishing Tolkien"
 
*[[1993]]: ''[[J.R.R. Tolkien: A Descriptive Bibliography]]''
 
*[[1993]]: ''[[J.R.R. Tolkien: A Descriptive Bibliography]]''
 
**"Foreword"
 
**"Foreword"
 
*[[1995]]: ''[[Proceedings of the J.R.R. Tolkien Centenary Conference]]''
 
*[[1995]]: ''[[Proceedings of the J.R.R. Tolkien Centenary Conference]]''
 
**"Publishing Tolkien"
 
**"Publishing Tolkien"
*[[1997]]: ''[[Digging Potatoes, Growing Trees|Digging Potatoes, Growing Trees: A Selection from 25 Years of Speeches at the Tolkien Society's Annual Dinners. Vol. 1. ]]''
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*[[1997]]: ''[[Digging Potatoes, Growing Trees|Digging Potatoes, Growing Trees - Volume 1]]''
**[Speech at the Tolkien Society's Annual Dinner 1990]
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**"'How many more volumes in this series?' I don't know, Christopher doesn't know" [Speech at the Tolkien Society's Annual Dinner 1990]
 
*[[2000]]: ''[[Tolkien's Legendarium]]''
 
*[[2000]]: ''[[Tolkien's Legendarium]]''
 
**"Early Days of Elder Days"
 
**"Early Days of Elder Days"
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==See Also==
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*[[Stanley Unwin]]
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*[[Allen and Unwin]]
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*[[Letter to Rayner Unwin (28 December 1953)]]
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*[[Letter to Rayner Unwin (12 May 1955)]]
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*[[Letter to Rayner Unwin (23 May 1961)]]
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*[[Letter to Rayner Unwin (12 October 1972)]]
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
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* [http://www.oxforddnb.com/templates/article.jsp?articleid=74914&back= Entry at Oxford Dictionary]
 
* [http://www.nytimes.com/packages/html/movies/tolkien/unwin-video.html Video of Rayner Unwin]
 
* [http://www.nytimes.com/packages/html/movies/tolkien/unwin-video.html Video of Rayner Unwin]
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*[http://www.theguardian.com/news/2000/nov/27/guardianobituaries.books Rayner Unwin Obituary] at theguardian.com
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*[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/1376972/Rayner-Unwin.html Rayner Unwin Obituary] at telegraph.co.uk
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*[http://www.nytimes.com/2000/12/08/arts/rayner-s-unwin-74-a-publisher-and-early-advocate-for-the-hobbit.html Rayner Unwin Obituary] at the new york times.
  
 
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Rayner Unwin

Rayner Stephens Unwin CBE (23 December, 192523 November, 2000) reviewed J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit at age 10 and without his praise of the book it might have never been published. His father was Sir Stanley Unwin, co-founder of George Allen & Unwin. In 1968, Rayner Unwin followed in his father's footsteps as chairman of the publishing firm. He retired in 1985 and passed away in 2000.

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