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The Man Who Understands Hobbits

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The Man Who Understands Hobbits is the title of an interview with J.R.R. Tolkien by Charlotte and Denis Plimmer, published in Daily Telegraph Magazine, on March 22, 1968. The interview was conducted on 30 November 1966.[1]

In Letter 294, Tolkien replies to a draft of the article, writing about suggestions for changes.[2]


  1. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: I. Chronology, p. 681
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 294, (dated 8 February 1967)