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Fans queue for 'last' Tolkien book

By Tv-Radio     Apr 17, 2007 in Entertainment
Die-hard J.R.R. Tolkien fans queued on Tuesday to buy special editions of a "new" book by the creator of "The Lord of the Rings," which has hit book stores 34 years after his death.
Hundreds of copies of "The Children of Hurin" signed by Tolkien's son and literary executor Christopher went on sale in London and New York, with readers eager to purchase what may be the last finished Tolkien work to be published posthumously.
"This really is a quest for me," said 23-year-old Russian tourist Dmitry Bannikov, from Moscow. "Tolkien is my childhood, it is a whole different world, and I've been a fan as long as I can remember," he said from the front of a queue of about 50 people outside Barnes & Noble book shop on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue. Dozens more queued in London.
Bannikov said he had arrived at the store at 8 p.m. the earlier night, but when he saw no one else was there returned at 4 a.m. on Tuesday.
His friend Yekaterina Shineleva, 24, a student from Moscow who lives in New York, waited with him. The two met over the Internet and forged a friendship through their love of Tolkien.
Hmm. I wonder. Will this book become a movie? We shall see...
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