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Daphne Castell

Daphne R. Castell (1929[1] - 3 August 1983[2]) was a British science-fiction writer and librarian. During the 1950s at Oxford University, J.R.R. Tolkien supervised her thesis about Thomas Chatterton, which was never completed.[1][3] She married Malcolm Cloke in 1955.[1]

In late spring or early summer 1966, Castell conducted an interview with Tolkien for the magazine New Worlds.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Colin Duriez, "Daphne Castell: An early fan who had a momentous interview with J.R.R. Tolkien", Festival in the Shire Journal, Issue 1 (accessed 7 May 2012)
  2. "Daphne Castell - Summary Bibliography", The Internet Speculative Fiction Database (accessed 7 May 2012)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: I. Chronology, pp. 369, 372, 373, 440, 666, 801