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    The Hobbit started life as a spontaneous scribble in the margin of an exam paper that J.R.R. Tolkien was marking as a way of supplementing his academic salary. It grew in the early 1930s into a fully fledged adventure story, initially to entertain his own children and ultimately as a book that would entertain millions of readers in every corner of the world. For a hobbit who was reticent even to go out of his front door, Bilbo Baggins has travelled further and more widely than even Tolkien could have imagined.
    Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely travelling further than the pantry of his hobbit-hole in Bag End. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard, Gandalf, and a company of thirteen dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an unexpected journey 'there and back again'. They have a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon...

    To celebrate the film release of The Hobbit, we are giving you the chance to win heaps of Tolkien goodies. Answer the question below to be in with a chance to win. Competition ends Friday 14 December, midnight GMT.

    Update -- winners: 1. Alexandre Maki 2. Sanna Nurkka

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    First prize

    Lord of the Rings deluxe edition, Hobbit deluxe edition

    Lord of the Rings/Hobbit Audio CD collection

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    Second prize

    Hobbit film tie-in edition, Visual companion, Official movie guide

    Hobbit clothbound edition, Art of The Hobbit

    Competition now closed

    Posted by Anna Anna

    Categories: competition, Hobbit, Lord of the Rings

    The Hobbit

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    1. 1. No purchase necessary. Proof of entering is not proof of receipt of entry.

      2. To be eligible, entries must be received on or before the competition closing date. All entries shall become the property of The Book Depository, and their directors, officers, representatives, advertising and promotional agencies are not responsible for contacting or forwarding prizes to entrants who provide unclear or incomplete information or for entries lost, misdirected, delayed or destroyed.

      3. The competition is open to all. Parents/guardians must submit the entry for those under the age of 16. Images must not contain photographs of minors without an adult's consent.

      4. The prize winner will be decided by The Book Depository. The Book Depository will not enter into correspondence about the choice of winner.

      5. The competition ends as specified on the competition page -- no entry received after that time will be considered. The winner will be announced as specified on the competition page. There is one prize

      6. The promoter reserves the right to amend the specification of the prize or offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value.

      7. The prize winner will be notified by telephone/email. If the selected entrant does not meet all of the contract conditions, another entrant will be selected from the remaining eligible entries.

      8. The competitions are not open to employees of The Book Depository and their sponsors or their immediate families.

      9. By entering the contest, entrants, consent to the use of their names, city of residence, photograph and/or image for publicity purposes in all media carried out by The Book Depository, without payment or compensation.

      10. The decisions of the contest judges are final. The prize must be accepted as awarded.

      11. The right is reserved to terminate or withdraw this contest at any time.

      12. All entries become the property of The Book Depository, who assume no responsibility for lost, stolen, delayed, damaged or misdirected entries or for any failure of the website during the promotional period, for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or entry to be received by The Book Depository on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or any website, or any combination thereof including any injury or damage to an entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from playing or downloading any material in the promotion. The Book Depository reserve the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend the email portion of this contest should a virus or bug or other cause beyond the reasonable control of The Book Depository corrupt the security or proper administration of the contest. Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of this promotion is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, The Book Depository reserve the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution. Entries are subject to verification and will be declared invalid if they are illegible, mechanically reproduced, mutilated, forged, falsified, altered or tampered within any way. Entrants agree to abide by the Contest Rules and the decisions of the independent judging panel, which are final.

      13. Entries must be submitted by the named entrant (or their parent/guardian for children aged 16 or under) and will be invalid if found to come from a third party. Multiple entries from a single source (e.g 'competition entry' website/company) will be disqualified.

      14. For name/county of prize winner, please send a stamped addressed envelope marked The Book Depository, Royal Albert House, Sheet Street, Windsor, SL4 1BE. No entries should be sent to this address.

      15. Entry to the competition is conditional on acceptance of these terms and conditions.

      16. The email address and phone number you provide to enter the competition will be used by us to contact you if necessary, and will not be shared with other companies. The Book Depository will only use your email address in compliance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 and in accordance with our privacy policy.

      17. The Promoters have organised these prize draws in good faith and do not accept liability relating to the prize.


    1. Robin Hajek's avatar Robin Hajek

      I would also like to know what the correct answer was.

      Posted Fri, 25 Jan 2013 22:45
    2. Maria Drysdale's avatar Maria Drysdale

      Was the correct answer "my birthday present"? I spent ages agonising over that one! Fair enough I didn't win, but I would still love to know which was the correct answer?

      Posted Fri, 18 Jan 2013 00:37
    3. dragonology's avatar dragonology

      It is now 2013, will the winners just not be announced?

      Posted Tue, 01 Jan 2013 20:54
    4. Mia's avatar Mia

      I am sorry but won't the winners be announced?

      Posted Sat, 29 Dec 2012 00:07
    5. Katrina Young's avatar Katrina Young

      Yes what's happening with this? I DESPERATLY want the Art Book and it has been MOCKING me from my local book store :( and I can't afford it :( hoping to find out soon who the winners are :(

      Posted Thu, 27 Dec 2012 16:04
    6. Marius-Gheorghe Nicula's avatar Marius-Gheorghe Nicula

      Wut iz goin' on? Me wants prezentz! :D

      Posted Wed, 26 Dec 2012 13:32
    7. RedOberon's avatar RedOberon

      They are probably trying to decide whether the correct answer is "my birthday present" or "my precious". Better be the former!! :P

      Posted Thu, 20 Dec 2012 01:17
    8. Daniel Milak Natal's avatar Daniel Milak Natal

      The winners have not been announced?

      Posted Tue, 18 Dec 2012 13:52
    9. OanaL's avatar OanaL

      I'm not usually lucky, I've never won anything in my entire life... Winning this would mean so much to me, because these aren't just great books... These are the books that kept me alive and full of hope. Fantasy is my fuel. The competition ends today... I really, really hope the Universe will demonstrate that I can be a lucky person, at least for once.

      Posted Fri, 14 Dec 2012 11:18
    10. Lana's avatar Lana

      I just came from the movie premiere Hobbit in 3D!it was amazing!now i wish even more 2 win this!:)

      Posted Thu, 13 Dec 2012 22:56
    11. Jorge Alexandre Abreu's avatar Jorge Alexandre Abreu

      I'm short and have hairy feet. The prize belongs to me.

      Posted Thu, 13 Dec 2012 14:39
    12. Roger A. M. R. Antunes's avatar Roger A. M. R. Antunes

      Some of these presents gonna come to Brazil o/ I hope so!

      Posted Thu, 13 Dec 2012 13:28
    13. Jane Hadley's avatar Jane Hadley

      Yes, please : )

      Posted Tue, 11 Dec 2012 06:05
    14. ebru's avatar ebru

      Love the books :)

      Posted Mon, 10 Dec 2012 03:07
    15. Jan Prier's avatar Jan Prier

      I'm so excited - I've got my ticket to the first screening 12.01 a.m. Wednesday 12th December in Palmerston North, New Zealand. Our theatre has 3D and 48FPS, just can't wait.

      Posted Sun, 09 Dec 2012 20:58
    16. Marian Frias Aranda's avatar Marian Frias Aranda

      Thank you very much for this competition! I love these books :) What a wonderful Christmas present!

      Posted Sat, 08 Dec 2012 11:59
    17. Iveta Koubkova's avatar Iveta Koubkova

      What a great Christmas present..pretty please :)

      Posted Fri, 07 Dec 2012 08:26
    18. Marius-Gheorghe Nicula's avatar Marius-Gheorghe Nicula

      For a Fantasy writer like myself (or at least one that is trying to be), this would be great! Sure hope I win!

      Posted Fri, 07 Dec 2012 06:11
    19. Chris Kinross's avatar Chris Kinross

      there are two possible answers. Will either one or both be ok?

      Posted Fri, 07 Dec 2012 04:37
    20. Scott Hughes's avatar Scott Hughes

      It's a good competition but some people should just enter and not beg for the prize

      Posted Fri, 07 Dec 2012 01:05
    21. Carmella Graham's avatar Carmella Graham

      my daughter loves this book - she would be ecstatic to receive it.

      Posted Thu, 06 Dec 2012 23:29
    22. Ioana Bularca's avatar Ioana Bularca

      love that line, I use it every time I love something :)

      Posted Thu, 06 Dec 2012 21:37
    23. Phillip Bongers's avatar Phillip Bongers

      My daughter would love to win this prize. No book in her collection has a damaged or folded cover - they are all so beautiful and cared for. A real deluxe edition would be a wonderful christmas present!

      Posted Thu, 06 Dec 2012 21:20
    24. Vanja's avatar Vanja

      I agree with the person who said the question should be a tricky one, for the hardcore fans. Brilliant prize, thank you! Really, really wish I'd win it.

      Posted Thu, 06 Dec 2012 21:08
    25. Michelle Singleton's avatar Michelle Singleton

      Wow, great prizes! Good luck everyone :)

      Posted Thu, 06 Dec 2012 18:57

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