Letters from Father Christmas: Centenary edition

Letters from Father Christmas: Centenary edition

By J. R. R. Tolkien
Product Code: 9780008406844

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This beautiful oversized edition of Tolkien's famous illustrated letters from 'Father Christmas', published to commemorate the first ever 'letter from Father Christmas' in 1920, includes a wealth of charming letters, pictures, and decorated envelopes, and promises to be a festive feast for Tolkien fans of all ages.

Every December, an envelope with a North Pole stamp would arrive for J.R.R. Tolkien's children. Inside would be a letter written in odd spidery handwriting, as well as wonderfully coloured drawing or sketches.

The letters were from Father Christmas.

They told wonderful stories about life at the North Pole: how all the reindeer got loose and scattered presents all over the place; how the clumsy Polar Bear climbed the North Pole and fell through the roof of Father Christmas's house into the dining-room; how he broke the Moon into four pieces and made the Man in it fall into the back garden; and how there were wars with the troublesome horde of goblins who lived in the caves beneath the house!

Sometimes the Polar Bear would scribble a message, and other times Ilbereth the Elf would write in his graceful flowing script, giving the story even more life and hilarity. No reader, young or old, can fail to be charmed by the inventiveness and ‘authenticity’ of Tolkien’s Letters from Father Christmas.

This iconic festive book of Tolkien's charming Father Christmas letters to his children between the 1920s and the 1940s has been restored into a beautiful, new standard hardback version. It includes high-quality digital reproductions of his amazing letters and photographs, some of which are being published in this format for the first time, as well as an updated introduction by Baillie Tolkien.

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