LONDON, Dec. 6 – Gandolf, Bilbo Baggins and other luminaires form a new crowdfunding fellowship to raise US $ 6 million (RM24.36 million) to buy an Oxford home. King of the Rings Author J. R. R. Tolkien.
Peter Jackson’s Oscar-winning film actors Ian McClellan and Martin Freeman have teamed up to turn a spacious house into a museum in honor of a fantasy writer.
“Raising $ 6 million ($ 4.5 million) in three months is a big challenge,” said Julia Golding, a British novelist leading the campaign.
“However, just look at the journey from Frodo and Sam’s Revendale to Mount Doom – it took the same time – we’m inspired that we can do it!”
The 20 Northmore Road in Oxford, with seven bedrooms and a spacious garden, is not far from the humble Hobbit residence in Baghnt, where the Baggins live.
Tolkien and his family moved home in 1930 and lived there for 17 years. When he was professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford University.
He wrote The Hobbit For the most part King of the Rings“It simply came to our notice then.
Despite its global popularity, there is currently no literary center dedicated to Tolkien in the UK or anywhere else. The campaign aims to buy a home, renovate it and create a museum from the current owner.
“We can not achieve this without the support of Tolkien fans around the world, our community of fundraisers,” McClellan said, requesting donations until March 15 next year at www.projectnorthmoor.org. – AFP-Relaxnews