Re: Midlands, accents, etc.
> David Bratman, in a private e-mail, says that some part of the LETTERS which". . . more or less a Warwickshire village about the period of the Diamond
> he has not been able to locate gives Tolkien's statement that "the image of
> the Shire he had in mind is of a Midlands country village of the late 19th
> Mary S
Jubilee" (L 178)