First of all Tolkien Library wished you all a great Christmass and a fanastic New Year. And a fantastic year it will be! 2005 will be the fiftieth anniversary of the complete publication of The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien. The first two volumes (The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers) were published in 1954, while the third, The Return of the King, was published on October 20th 1955. To celebrate this anniversary many new 'celebration' editions will be printed (and some are all ready on the market as i send this newsletter). The Tolkien Society is holding a special 'celabration' conference and convention in August 2005. I hope the Tolkien Library will grow even better and bigger this year... we will see what the new year will bring!
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The review section had a look into the new books being published for 50 years Lord of the Rings and the convention that will be held by the Tolkien Society:
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