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3rd August 2011: The Ecological Augury in the Works of JRR Tolkien now available.

The Ecological Augury in the Works of JRR TolkienWalking Tree Publishers are pleased to announce a new publication: The Ecological Augury in the Works of JRR Tolkien by Liam Campbell.

A new death for the old world, winds of industrial change that gust across green hills and dales, machines and callous hearts that dig deep into the ecosystems of Earth as trees crash upon the shrinking forest floors and ecological devastation is visited upon the land. This is the darkest hour of Middle-earth as presented in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings ? how curiously all of this resembles our reality, and the environmental crisis that threatens the modern world... (read more)

(to link to this announcement: http://www.walking-tree.org/news_archive.php?item=53 )

21st July 2011: Review of Music in Middle-earth

A review of Music in Middle-earth has been published in Inklings Jahrbuch 28. The review (in German) can be read here.

Inklings Jahrbuch is the journal of the Inklings Gesellschaft, whose website is www.inklings-gesellschaft.de.

(to link to this announcement: http://www.walking-tree.org/news_archive.php?item=52 )

 

12th July 2011: Review of Beowulf and the Dragon by Alexa Chipman

Review of Bewoulf and the DragonA short review of Bewoulf and the Dragon can be read on Alexa Chipman's blog and is reproduced with kind permission on this website (here).

Alexa Chipman has also written a more formal review that will appear in the upcoming issue of Silver Leaves Journal (issue 4) from The White Tree Fund (external links).

(to link to this announcement: http://www.walking-tree.org/news_archive.php?item=51 )

30th June 2011: Upcoming publications

Cormare Series on WTP book stand
 

Although it has been more than 16 months since our last new book was released, we haven't been inactive during that period. Our efforts will come to fruition in the coming months with several additions to our product palette. Planned titles are:

  • The Ecological Augury in the Works of JRR Tolkien by Liam Campbell, Cormarë Series 21, ISBN 978-3-905703-18-4
    [->announcement].

  • The Loss and the Silence. Aspects of Modernism in the Works of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and Charles Williams by Margaret Hiley
    [->announcement].

  • In the Nameless Wood (working title) by J.S. Ryan, as part two to his previous book, Tolkien's View: Windows into his World.
    [->
    announcement].

Two reprints are furthermore being prepared of books that are either already out of print or whose stocks are running low. These are the last books of the Cormarë Series remaining to be transferred from traditional print methods to print on demand.

Also planned is a:

These new books and reprints will be announced on this website as they are released.

(to link to this announcement: http://www.walking-tree.org/news_archive.php?item=50 )

20th June 2011: Rare signed and hand illustrated copy of Beowulf and the Dragon for sale

Rare signed edition of Beowulf and the DragonIt has been brought to our attention that a rare signed edition of Beowulf and the Dragon, autogrammed and hand illustrated on the title page by the book's artist, Anke Eißmann, is being offered for sale by the bookseller Antiquariat Bücherwelten in Düsseldorf. The photograph (left) taken from the bookseller's website, shows the hand-sketched illustration and signature.

The following link takes you directly to this rare book's listing on Abebooks: here. Antiquariat Bücherwelten also stocks some other items from Anke Eißmann (all the above links are to external websites).

More information on Beowulf and the Dragon.

Other booksellers stocking Beowulf and the Dragon are listed here.

(to link to this announcement: http://www.walking-tree.org/news_archive.php?item=49 )

9th May 2011: Review of Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings - Sources of Inspiration

A review of Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings - Sources of Inspiration has been published in Mythlore (journal of the Mythopoeic Society). The review can be read here.

Mythlore is a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal published by the Mythopoeic Society that focuses on the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and the genres of myth and fantasy.

Link to the website of the Mythopoeic Society.

(to link to this announcement: http://www.walking-tree.org/news_archive.php?item=48 )

27th April 2011: Tolkien and the Middle Ages

Tolkien and the Middle Ages poster Potsdam 2011This year's Tolkien Seminar (Tolkien and the Middle Ages / Tolkien und das Mittelalter) will be held at the University of Potsdam from 29th April to 1st May 2011. The (updated) programme can be downloaded here, and the seminar poster, designed by Anke Eißmann, here (pdf, ca. 630KB).

More information on the event is available from DTG here (external website).

To link to this announcement:
http://www.walking-tree.org/conference/11_potsdam.php

Information on past conferences is available here.

Anke Eißmann's website (external link)

15th March 2011: Tolkien Seminar 2011, Potsdam

This year's Tolkien Seminar will be held in the University of Potsdam (Germany) from 29th April to 1st May 2011. The topic will be Tolkien and the Middle Ages. The event is organised by Deutsche Tolkiengesellschaft (DTG) and will be supported by Walking Tree Publishers. As in past Tolkien Seminars, some papers will be presented in English and others in German.

Download a provisonal programme here (pdf).

More information on the event is available from DTG here (external website).

The website of DTG is here (external site).

To link to this website's latest announcement on the 2011 Tolkien Seminar:
http://www.walking-tree.org/conference/11_potsdam.php

Information on past conferences is available here.

24th January 2011: Walking Tree Publishers in the OED

Walking Tree Publishers have made it onto the pages of the Oxford English Dictionary. The actual entry reads:

dictionary-monger n. a lexicographer; a person who has dealings with dictionaries.

1758 J. REED Madrigal & Trulletta I. i. 3, I cannot.. forbear taking notice of the negligence of our *dictionary-mongers, in omitting the explanation of the word intire; or, as it is frequently written entire, in the sense I have now used it.

1818 M. R. MITFORD in A. G. L'Estrange Life M. R. Mitford (1870) II. 27 After the fashion of certain dictionary-mongers who ring the changes upon two words.

2008 J. GARTH in S. Caldecott & T. Honegger Tolkien's Lord of Rings 25 Tolkien was already an inveterate dictionary-monger; his sole contribution to Exeter's ungergraduate suggestions book was for the purchase of 'a good English dictionary'.

The paper cited is John Garth's 'Tolkien, Exeter College and the Great War' published in Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings – Sources of Inspiration.

(to link to this announcement: http://www.walking-tree.org/news_archive.php?item=45 )

23rd December 2010: Book with content by Wikipedia articles

It has come to our attention that a book has been published with the title Walking Tree Publishers and the subtitle Swiss Tolkien Society, J.R.R. Tolkien, Tolkien Studies, Martin Simonson, Tom Shippey. On its cover, the book also claims to be "high quality content by Wikipedia articles".

Walking Tree Publishers point out hereweith that we were not involved in, consulted over, or aware of the book's publication. We advise any readers not to buy this book in error assuming it to be from Walking Tree Publishers. Readers wishing to read what Wikipedia has to say about Walking Tree Publishers are advised to consult the Wikipedia page directly (here). The Wikipedia page on Betascript publishing is here.

(to link to this announcement: http://www.walking-tree.org/misc/wikipedia_articles.php )

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