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Crowdsourcing Mornings: Preserve JRR Tolkien’s Former Home As A Public Writing Haven

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You can help create the first literary centre in the world dedicated to Tolkien. There is no literary center devoted to Tolkien studies anywhere in the world – a remarkable fact considering the writer’s importance and continuing popularity. This is the perfect house to set this right. It is on the market now so we have to move quickly to secure it before it goes into private hands and the once-in-a-generation opportunity is lost. If you help achieve this, you can join the community centered around the house and keep in touch with our Tolkien-themed activities for years to come!

20 Northmoor Road is his former home in Oxford where he wrote The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. J.R.R. and Edith Tolkien moved into 20 Northmoor Road with their young family in 1930. Over the next 17 crucial years the house was the heart of the Tolkien home. It was here that J.R.R. Tolkien wrote The Hobbit, which he had begun as a bedtime story for his children, and followed that with another unexpected journey. That book became The Lord of the Rings.

We set up the not-for-profit Project Northmoor to achieve this. A significant part of the capital has already been raised but we need a new push to achieve our target. If the house is secured for Tolkien fans, it will be renovated so that the guest can experience what it would have been like to call on the Professor in 1940.

As of January 8th, this project has raised $75,000 of their $678,010 goal. This project has 43 days left to raise the $678,010 or it will not be funded.  For a pledge of $34, you will get your name in a book.  For a pledge of $68, you will get one postcard.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to:

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