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Wheelbarrows at Dawn

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Wheelbarrows at Dawn: Memories of Hilary Tolkien
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AuthorAngela Gardner and Neil Holford
PublisherADC Art and Books
ReleasedNovember 2010
ISBN09780955190049 (standard ed.); 09780955190056 (deluxe ed.)

Wheelbarrows at Dawn: Memories of Hilary Tolkien was intended to be the biography of Hilary Tolkien, following the publication of Black & White Ogre Country: The Lost Tales of Hilary Tolkien. On 8 November 2010 it was announced that the publication of the book was cancelled, due to a legal dispute with the Tolkien Estate.[1]

From the publisher

The biography of Hilary Tolkien, brother to Ronald (JRR Tolkien). Sharing their formative years together and then heading into the trenches of The Great War, the book shows the correspondence between the Tolkien brothers and their wives during the war and since, with family photographs and letters. Though about Hilary, this books also sheds light on and brings new information to the world of JRR Tolkien - including the only known instance of a signed photograph by Ronald, and a recent discovery of an original JRRT drawing.


  1. Andrew Compton (of ADC Books), "Wheelbarrows at Dawn - memories of Hilary Tolkien - cancellation" (email announcement, 8 November 2010)