The British Library’s “Recording of the Week” highlight features JRR Tolkien this week. Here’s their description:
Although best known for his epic fantasy novels such as Lord of the Rings, J. R. R. Tolkien was also a philologist and professor of English. This educational disc was recorded for the Linguaphone language course company in 1929 as part of their English Conversation series. The other speaker is Prof. A. Lloyd James.
Curiously, due to “copyright descriptions” only residents of the UK can actually listen to this recording… So, if you get a chance to listen to it, please contact me at jonathan [at] theonering.com — I’d love to post a brief recap of the content!