LORD OF THE RINGS TIE IN BOOK HITS 350,000
Houghton Mifflin has gone back to press for an additional 100,000 copies
the single-volume The Lord of the Rings Movie Tie-in Edition less than
weeks after the book's official publication date. The company said in a
press release that the in-print total for the book has reached 350,000
though the movie version of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the
Ring is not due out for another six months, on Dec. 19.
The Lord of the Rings Movie Tie-in Edition contains all three Rings
written by J.R.R. Tolkien, including The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two
Towers and The Return of the King. In 1954 Houghton Mifflin first
The Fellowship of the Ring in the United States, followed by the second
in 1955 and the third in 1956.
QUEEN NAMES LEE A CBE
Veteran character actor Christopher Lee, who will appear as the
Saruman in the upcoming Lord of the Rings film trilogy, was named a
of the British Empire in the queen's Birthday Honors List on June 16,
Reuters news service reported. The award is one of Great Britain's
civilian honors and recognizes valuable services to the state.
Lee is best known for playing Dracula in a series of Hammer horror films
will appear in Peter Jackson's upcoming film trilogy based on J.R.R.
Tolkien's Rings books.