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    Farmer Giles of Ham (Hardback) By (author) J. R. R. Tolkien, Illustrated by Pauline Baynes, Edited by Christina Scull, Edited by Wayne G. Hammond

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    DescriptionA commemorative golden anniversary edition of Tolkien's classic book, including a new introduction, a map, a copy of Tolkien's unpublished short story which he expanded for publication, his notes for an aborted sequel, and the original first edition illustrations by Pauline Baynes. Farmer Giles of Ham did not look like a hero. He was fat and red-bearded and enjoyed a slow, comfortable life. Then one day a rather deaf and short-sighted giant blundered on to his land. More by luck than skill, Farmer Giles managed to scare him away. The people of the village cheered: Farmer Giles was a hero. His reputation spread far and wide across the kingdom. So it was natural that when the dragon Chrysophylax visited the area it was Farmer Giles who was expected to do battle with it!

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    Farmer Giles of Ham
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) J. R. R. Tolkien, Illustrated by Pauline Baynes, Edited by Christina Scull, Edited by Wayne G. Hammond
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 118 mm
    Height: 154 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 220 g
    ISBN 13: 9780007542932
    ISBN 10: 0007542933

    BIC E4L: FAN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    BIC subject category V2: FM
    Libri: ENGL3010, ENGM1010
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC009000
    DC23: 823.912
    Thema V1.0: FM
    Edition statement
    Pocket edition
    Illustrations note
    50 b/w illus, 2 col plates
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Imprint name
    HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
    Publication date
    27 February 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    J.R.R.Tolkien (1892-1973) was a distinguished academic, though he is best known for writing The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion, plus other stories and essays. His books have been translated into over 30 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.
    Review quote
    'A fabulous tale of the days when giants and dragons walked the kingdom' Sunday Times