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Pangea publisher signs Tolkien/Dickens deal

Michael Tolkien, the grandson of legendary J R R Tolkien, has signed a two title contract with Thames River Press. Both books will contain the stories JRR used to narrate to Michael as a child. WISH and RAINBOW are scheduled to be released later this year.

The audiobook versions are being narrated by Gerald Dickens, actor and descendant of Charles. Gerald says, “WISH is a timeless story which children will enjoy for years to come. Michael Tolkien has brought it to life in narrative verse.”

The contract, signed at the London Book Fair in April, has received worldwide media attention:

BBC coverage
Washington Post
Times of India