The Huntsmen of Fiction
Keywords:Wild Hunt, Furious Host, Death Portent, Penwarne, Tregeagle, Myth, Legend, Folklore, Huntsmen, Fiction, Fantasy, LotR, Lord of the Rings, William Wordsworth, Nazgul, Men of the Mountains, Death, Satan, Hell Hounds, Poetry
This particular piece is a recounting of Vera Chapmans meeting with Professor Tolkien – a snippet of their conversations and the people she met. Tolkien, upon meeting her, mistakes Belladonna for another character, and upon correcting him on the name Belladonna he launches into a rant about the poisonous belladonna plant. Took then continues her recounting of the party – meeting an American publisher named Raynor Unwin, and David Grimshaw, the head of science fiction at A&U. Took’s final interaction with Tolkien at this party with him saying “if I can help your society in any way, I will”.
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