Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books & Media will publish a brand-new edition of The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien that, for the the first time since its publication in 1954, will feature paintings, drawings and sketches by the author, in the U.S. on October 19, 2021.
Deb Brody, HMH’s VP and Publisher, says: ‘Professor Tolkien is known the world over for his literary and academic achievements, most especially as author of The Hobbit, The Silmarillion, and the critically acclaimed and worldwide bestselling The Lord of the Rings.
Source: New Lord of the Rings edition coming – with illustrations from Tolkien | Lord of the Rings on Amazon Prime News, JRR Tolkien, The Hobbit and more | TheOneRing.net
1. Discover the Forest of Bowland It’s the connoisseur’s alternative to the Yorkshire Dales, an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) comprising the same stone walls and sylvan valleys
Source: Hidden Britain: 20 idyllic spots you’ll have all to yourself | Times2 | The Times
Running a British TV site, there are certain questions we get that come up over and over again. Most of this article will be old news for the “advanced
Source: 7 Things Everyone Who Streams British TV Should Know – I Heart British TV
The banknote will enter circulation on 23 June – Alan Turing’s birthday – and will be made of polymer.
Source: New Alan Turing £50 note design is revealed – BBC News
Not that many people will ever actually SEE a £50 note. They’re rare in circulation and the joke is that only drug dealers and money launderers will see them. I’ve only seen them a few times myself in 20 years of travel (it’s like paying with a $100 bill in the USA).
Aer Lingus confirmed on Wednesday that it will be launching direct, nonstop flights from Manchester to the United States and the Caribbean. In total, the Irish carrier will launch four transatlantic flights from Manchester to New York, Boston, Orlando and Barbados. As of 29 July, Aer Lingus will launch its first-ever transatlantic service from Manchester …
Source: It’s official: Aer Lingus to launch 4 transatlantic routes from Manchester to US and Caribbean
As London prepares to ease out of lockdown, museums, galleries and music venues are starting to come out of hibernation, and across our theatres, the lights will soon flicker back on. Here is a glimpse of what’s on in London after lockdown 2021, including some
Source: What’s on in London after lockdown 2021 | Theatre, art exhibitions & music
In the 1970s, Radio Times photographer Don Smith went on set to record the making of the classic sitcom.
Source: Fawlty Towers rare photos from the Radio Times Archive – Radio Times
The royal family has been saved the potential awkwardness of appearing together at Trooping the Colour as it has been cancelled for the second year in a row.The annual parade to mark the Queen’s
Source: Trooping the Colour is off once again | News | The Times
A three-part horror film series starring the historic Queen Mary and its haunted history is set to begin filming in Long Beach and London in April.
The first movie, dubbed “The Queen Mary,” is slated to release at the end of 2021 or in early 2022, according to developer and producer Brett Tomberlin, co-founder of Imagination Design Works, one of the production companies involved with the project.
Source: The Queen Mary is getting its own 3-part horror movie franchise • the Hi-lo
Community groups and local councils can buy telephone boxes for just £1 and convert them in new and inventive spaces for locals!
Source: You Can Adopt A Telephone Box For £1 And Transform It For A Good Cause – Secret London
A photography series capturing the melancholy beauty.
Source: The Eeriness Of The Tube During Lockdown | Londonist
If you have any interest in Britain’s rail network, I highly recommend watching this short film. Explains so much, clearly.
It’s been posited that, outside Jesus and Shakespeare, no one has been quoted more often than Winston Churchill. The reason for the enduring cultural ubiquity of Churchillisms is two-fold. First, the canon from which they can be distilled is simply huge. Over his lifetime, Churchill penned forty-four books and many thousands of articles, speeches, memos, […]
Source: The Best Winston Churchill Quotes | The Art of Manliness
A team of electrical technicians made the discovery while moving an electrical pole in Monmouthshire.
Source: Tintern ‘secret’ medieval tunnel system found by accident – BBC News
The most unlikely beauty influencer of 2020? That would be Sir Winston Churchill.
Source: How Winston Churchill became an accidental beauty influencer
From centuries-old chapels to restored railway carriages, we take a look at our favourite quirky accommodation in England.
Source: Unique sleeps: the best quirky accommodation in England