Sad News for Tolkien Fans: The Scouring of the Tolkien Bungalow

I’ve been to this house, the place where J.R.R. Tolkien took refuge from his fans in the years after the meteoric rise of The Lord of the Rings to international fame.

Looks like it’s scheduled for destruction.

If this were a Disney movie, wouldn’t the fans rally to save the Tolkien house and stand against the march of progress?

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