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Letter 106

The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Letter 106
RecipientSir Stanley Unwin
Date30 September 1946
Subject(s)Publishing Farmer Giles of Ham with more stories

Letter 106 is a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.

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Allen and Unwin were enthusiastic about Farmer Giles of Ham but asked if more stories could be provided to fill up a volume. Tolkien was delighted that they wanted to publish his story but right then, due to academic pressures, he did not have the time to give them extra stories. Tolkien wanted to concentrate on The Hobbit sequel. He had written a chapter for it the week before and then drowned in official business for ten days. Tolkien also mentioned that he had no illustrations for Farmer Giles.