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Priscilla Tolkien

"...It is a long tale..." — Aragorn
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Priscilla in 2005
"So please forgive me, dear Priscilla,
If I pretend you rhyme with pillow!
J.R.R. Tolkien, Letters from Father Christmas

Priscilla Mary Anne Reuel Tolkien (June 18, 1929February 28, 2022[1]) was J.R.R. Tolkien's only daughter, the sister of Christopher Tolkien, Michael Tolkien, and John Tolkien. Before retiring she was a social worker.

Priscilla Tolkien was Honorary Vice-President of The Tolkien Society from 1986 until her death, and for many years she was a host to members of the Society at Oxonmoot.


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  • 1976: Amon Hen 23 (December)
    • "My Father the Artist" (pp. 6-7)
  • 1976: Over 21, December
    • "Priscilla Tolkien Talks to Shirley Lowe" (p. 32)
  • 1977: Amon Hen 29 ([?]November)
    • "Talk Given at the Church House Westminster on 16.9.77 by Priscilla Tolkien" (pp. 4-6)
  • 1978: Mallorn 12
    • "The Biography"
  • 1992: A Tribute to J.R.R. Tolkien, 3 January 1892-2 September 1973: Centenary. Ed. Rosemary Gray. Pretoria: Unisa Medieval Association.
    • Foreword (pp. vii-x)
  • 1992: The Brown Book (December)
    • "Memories of J.R.R. Tolkien in His Centenary Year" (pp. 12-14)
  • 1992: Oxford Today 5, no.1 (Michaelmas)
    • "News from the North Pole" (pp. 8-9)
  • 1993: Angerthas 34 (July)
    • "J.R.R. Tolkien and Edith Tolkien's Stay in Staffordshire 1916, 1917 and 1918" (pp. 4-5)
  • 2004: PN Review 31, no.1 (September-October)
    • "Beginnings and Endings" (pp. 9-10)
  • 2012: The Saga of Hrolf Kraki
    • Foreword
  • 2015:

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Priscilla Tolkien, speaking at this year's Oxonmoot, said that the publishing of "Mr Bliss" was a pleasure for her as it brought back memories of having listened to its reading as a child
—Joseph Houghton, "First Impressions of Mr Bliss" in Amon Hen 59 (December 1982)

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Edith Bratt
J.R.R. Tolkien
John Tolkien
Michael Tolkien
Faith Faulconbridge
Christopher Tolkien
Baillie Tolkien
Priscilla Tolkien
Simon Tolkien
Adam Tolkien
Rachel Tolkien


  1. "In memory of Priscilla Tolkien", Lady Margaret Hall (accessed 18 August 2022)

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