Professor Tom Shippey is best known for his books ‘The Road to Middle-earth’ and ‘J.R.R. Tolkien. Author of the Century’. Yet they are not the only contributions of his to Tolkien studies. Over the years, he has written and lectured widely on Tolkien-related topics. Unfortunately, many of his essays, though still topical, are no longer available. The current volume unites for the first time a selection of his older essays together with some new, as yet unpublished articles.