Biographies

Peter Kenny is Fortinbras Proudfoot Esq.

PETER KENNY
IS
FORTINBRAS PROUDFOOT ESQ.
TOLKIEN SPECIALIST AND PRESENTER

INTRODUCING
PETER KENNY

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THE WORLDS BIGGEST TOLKIEN FAN

Peter Kenny is a retired teacher based in Brisbane who possesses one of the most significant personal collections of Tolkien memorabilia in Australia and the world. He has become a recognized authority in the field of Tolkien, and has shared his knowledge and love of Tolkien’s writing with adults and children around the world through a series of talks and presentations.

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“WORLD’S BIGGEST TOLKIEN/HOBBIT FAN”… Peter Kenny.

“WORLD’S BIGGEST TOLKIEN/HOBBIT FAN”… Peter Kenny.

What makes the World’s biggest Tolkien/Hobbit fan?

I remember when I was young sitting on the carpet in class as Mr Kenny told the story of “The Hobbit”, showing us pictures and using different voices for the various characters.

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BRISBANE’S WARG

Members of The Brisbane Tolkien Fellowship are gaining a reputation for their magnificent costumes that are worn for various events in and around Brisbane. 

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

 

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) was a major scholar of the English language, specialising in Old and Middle English. Twice Professor of Anglo-Saxon (Old English) at the University of Oxford, he also wrote a number of stories, including most famously The Hobbit (1937) and The Lord of the Rings (1954-1955), which are set in a pre-historic era in an invented version of the world which he called by the Middle English name of Middle-earth. This was peopled by Men (and women), Elves, Dwarves, Trolls, Orcs (or Goblins) and of course Hobbits. He has regularly been condemned by the Eng. Lit. establishment, with honourable exceptions, but loved by literally millions of readers worldwide.