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Much has been written about J.R.R. Tolkien. Many have covered the important aspects of his life:

• the death of his father and then his mother at a young age.

• his growing up in rural England.

• his pseudo-adoption by a Catholic Priest.

• his academic life at Oxford and love of languages and myth.

• his experiences in WW1.

• his opinion of industry and technology in rural England.

• his relationship with C.S. Lewis.

To add to these would be the critical facts of his love of the Catholic Faith, his marriage and the subsequent birth of his children; and his respect of nature.

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