'Fall of Gondolin': Final Tolkien novel released

The Fall of Gondolin was described by the author before his death in 1973, as the first real story of Middle Earth.

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    The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit are two of the most famous books in the English language.

    The stories have come to life in movies that have earned $6bn.

    Now, 45 years after the death of the author, J R R Tolkien, his final work has been released.

     

    Al Jazeera’s Neave Barker has more on what's been dubbed the REAL story of Middle Earth.


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