Where Would YOU Live in Middle-Earth? Win Two Vintage Tolkien Books!

August 06, 2020 1 min read 0 Comments

Where Would YOU Live in Middle-Earth? Win Two Vintage Tolkien Books!

Tolkien is our author of the month - and what better way to celebrate such a beloved name in fantasy literature than by giving away vintage editions of his most revered titles? For your chance to win vintage copies of both The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion, simply take the quiz at the bottom of the page then follow the link below to share your result with us:

https://mailchi.mp/countryhouselibrary/middle-earth-quiz

The winner will be contacted via email on August the 21st - so get stuck in, find out where YOU would live in Middle-Earth, and gain a chance to win a fantastic pair of Tolkien books!



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