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Meet Alan Lee, the illustrator of much of J.R.R.Tolkien's Middle-earth series

Friday 15th November 12:30 at Reading - Broad Street

Since The Hobbit was first published in 1937, generations of readers have fallen under its spell. That magic was reignited sixty years later, when Alan Lee was commissioned to produce a special illustrated edition, and his delicate pencil drawings and beautiful watercolour paintings have become for many the definitive vision of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth.

In The Hobbit Sketchbook, Alan Lee reveals in pictures and in words how he created these images, which would prove so powerful, matching perfectly with Tolkien’s own vision, that they would eventually define the look of Peter Jackson’s film adaptations and earn Alan a coveted Academy Award.

We are very excited to welcome Alan Lee back to Reading - join him to have your copy signed – the perfect Christmas gift!

Reading - Broad Street Waterstones, Reading - Broad Street
Friday 15th November 12:30

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