17601Re: The Somme, Tolkien, and Black Riders.
- Dec 13, 2006Thank you for that information. I'd not visited the Barrow-Downs
forum before. That discussion can be found here:
The correspondence from Fr. Waddington-Feather appears in message
#31, posted July 5, 2006.
I think one small correction should be made to Waddington-Feather's
remarks posted there: he writes that Tolkien "was Professor of
English at Leeds just before I went there", but Tolkien left in 1925,
and Waddington-Feather, b. 1933, would have attended in the early
1950s. His larger point about Tolkien's lasting influence on Leeds's
English Dept. (at that time) apparently stands, if I correctly
remember Tom Shippey's comments on that point.
>>---"William Cloud Hicklin" <solicitr@...> wrote:Barrow-Downs forum. I'm pretty certain that he's not a crank or a
>> The Rev. Mr. Waddington-Feather did reply to a poster on The
liar, that he really is relating what he remembers of what Michael T.
told him years ago. The problem is that he may have misheard or
misremembered, that Michael may have misheard or misremembered, and
moreover Michael apparently wasn't above spinning a yarn.
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