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EXHIBITION Tolkien: Maker of Middle Earth

Bodleian Library, Oxford, until 28 October tolkien.bodleian.ox.ac.uk

This watercolour of the dragon Smaug is one of several on display; Tolkien wanted red on the first cover The Hobbit (left), but was overuled as the ink cost too much
Tolkien studied classics at Oxford in his youth
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In this month's issue… Everything you ever wanted to know about castles The complete story of the greatest emblem of the medieval age: how they evolved from simple forts into impregnable bastions, how they were built without modern machinery and how you could break into one. Plus: the Women's Liberation Movement; the peasant who became Japan's second great unifier; top 10 ancient board games; the football match that sparked a war; and a graphic guide to London Zoo's most famous residents.