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30 gifts for 30 days of November - Day 7

Cover of the The Hobbit featuring the misty mountains and the dark forests and the words The Hobbit

30 gifts for 30 days of November - Day 7

Here is the seventh of thirty Better Than a Poke in the Eye recommended gifts for the book lover in your life even if that book lover is YOU!

Day 7's recommendation is The Hobbit by J R R Tolkien.

I was about eleven when I received a copy of the Hobbit. It came bundled with the computer game of the same name - which I found very frustrating. So I read the book instead. I was soon enjoying the adventure of Bilbo Baggins and the Dwarfs as they set off on their adventures. It was the first time I'd read a grown up book with Elves, Dragons and Wizards and I fell in love with the fantasy genre.

The Hobbit is the great, great, grandfather of fantasy for me. It is the template that fantasy grew out of. If you love fantasy why not go back to where, for many of us, it first began?

This classic hardcover has a RRP of £22.00

You can purchase it through our online bookshop or through any of our affiliate links.

Published: 7 Nov 2023 10:00
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