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'''Simon Mario Reuel Tolkien''' ([[January 12]], [[1959]]) is the eldest son of [[Christopher Tolkien]] and grandson of [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]. He is the only child of Christopher's first marriage, to [[Faith Tolkien|Faith Faulconbridge]].
 
'''Simon Mario Reuel Tolkien''' ([[January 12]], [[1959]]) is the eldest son of [[Christopher Tolkien]] and grandson of [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]. He is the only child of Christopher's first marriage, to [[Faith Tolkien|Faith Faulconbridge]].
  
 
==Life==
 
==Life==
He studied modern history at [[University of Oxford|Oxford]] and was a barrister in London, specializing in violent crime. Later, he ,pved to California with his wife, Tracy, and their two children. Tracy is known for the store in vintage clothing she had with her mother, ''Sternberg & Tolkien''.
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He studied modern history at [[University of Oxford|Oxford]] and was a barrister in London, specializing in violent crime. Later, he moved to California with his wife, Tracy, and their two children. Tracy is known for the store in vintage clothing she had with her mother, ''Sternberg & Tolkien''.
  
 
Simon Tolkien's first novel, ''The Stepmother'' (published in the United States as ''Final Witness''), was published in 2003. ''The Inheritance'', his second novel, was published on April 13th, 2010 by Minotaur Books.
 
Simon Tolkien's first novel, ''The Stepmother'' (published in the United States as ''Final Witness''), was published in 2003. ''The Inheritance'', his second novel, was published on April 13th, 2010 by Minotaur Books.
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* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/oxford/films/2003/12/simon_tolkien.shtml The Lord of Confusion]
 
* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/oxford/films/2003/12/simon_tolkien.shtml The Lord of Confusion]
 
* [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1422943/J-R-R-Tolkiens-grandson-cut-off-from-literary-inheritance.html J.R.R.Tolkien's grandson 'cut off from literary inheritance']
 
* [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1422943/J-R-R-Tolkiens-grandson-cut-off-from-literary-inheritance.html J.R.R.Tolkien's grandson 'cut off from literary inheritance']
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*[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/simon-tolkien/jrr-tolkiens-grandson-in_b_550097.html Online version of "In My Grandfather's Footsteps" on Huffington Post]
  
 
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Simon Tolkien in 2003

Simon Mario Reuel Tolkien (January 12, 1959) is the eldest son of Christopher Tolkien and grandson of J.R.R. Tolkien. He is the only child of Christopher's first marriage, to Faith Faulconbridge.

Life

He studied modern history at Oxford and was a barrister in London, specializing in violent crime. Later, he moved to California with his wife, Tracy, and their two children. Tracy is known for the store in vintage clothing she had with her mother, Sternberg & Tolkien.

Simon Tolkien's first novel, The Stepmother (published in the United States as Final Witness), was published in 2003. The Inheritance, his second novel, was published on April 13th, 2010 by Minotaur Books.

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