Botany and Sub-Creation
Hardback 124pp Illustrated
9780873388832   Product Code: 91848
JR Tolkien's Middle-earth is populated with an abundance of familiar flowers, herbs, trees and other flora. These often serve important narrative functions and, argues Dinah Hazell, contribute to the verisimilitude of Tolkien's magical world. In this delightfully illustrated study, she provides a botanical tour through Middle-earth, discussing the different species in terms of their history, usage and lore, as well as their thematic role within Tolkien's fiction.