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Tolkien fans in the UK can enjoy a half hour radio program by the novelist Helen Cross that will explore how the teenaged Tolkien fell in love with Edith Bratt when they were both orphans living in an Edgbaston boarding house. Despite being forbidden from seeing her until he had come of age, the pair eventually overcame all the obstacles to their romance. The program will be broadcast at 11:00 am Friday 3rd of August on BBC radio 4; you can learn more about it here.

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