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Letter 112

The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Letter 112
RecipientKatherine Farrer
Date30 November 1947
Subject(s)The Hobbit, Runes

Letter 112 is a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.

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Katherine Farrer, an Oxford-based detective author,[1] had apparently asked for her copy of The Hobbit to be signed. Instead, Tolkien wrote her a note in Runes. In the letter (transcribed on page 441), Tolkien thanks her for her request, and tells her he is glad The Hobbit is obtainable again (most stores had run out). He tells her of "the next book", and how it will contain more information about the alphabets.

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  1. Classic Crime Fiction, University Murder Mysteries