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Mabel Suffield's family lived in Evesham, Worcestershire for generations, and Tolkien's brother Hilary's farm was located near Evesham.[1] Tolkien said that Worcestershire was more like home to him than any other part of the world.[2]


  1. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: I. Chronology, pp. 984, 1017
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 44, (dated 18 March 1941)