The Father Christmas Letters by J.R.R. Tolkien

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When J.R.R. Tolkien's eldest son, John, was three years old in 1920, the first of The Father Christmas Letters arrived, addressed from the North Pole. For over twenty years the annual news appeared, stamped with its Polar stamp, set out in its unmistakable script (a bit shaky as Father Christmas, after all, was nearly two thousand years old, quite apart from the weather) and decorated with painting and sketches. The text of the letters, many of them in facsimile, and the colour pictures are brought together in this book.

Includes the letters from 1920, 1925-1938 and 1941 plus an appendix on an alphabet invented by North Polar Bear.

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd: 1990.
ISBN: 9780048231482. 48 pp.
Softcover. Very good.