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Letter to Christopher Tolkien

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At an unknown date, J.R.R. Tolkien wrote a letter to Christopher Tolkien. An interview with Christopher includes the following passage:

"I was a fighter pilot. When I landed, I would read a chapter," [Christopher Tolkien] says, amused, showing a letter in which his father asks his advice on the formation of a proper noun."[1]

The letter is apparently not included in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.


  1. Raphaëlle Rérolle, "Christopher Tolkien interviewed by Le Monde", (accessed 16 July 2012)