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Leaf by Niggle

J.R.R. Tolkien

Narrator Derek Jacobi

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

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Summary

Tolkien’s acclaimed modern classic ‘fairie’ tale, read by Derek Jacobi.				 
Leaf by Niggle recounts the strange adventures of the painter Niggle, who sets out to paint the perfect tree. But he senses that he will be snatched away from his work long before it is finished – if indeed it could ever be finished in this world. For it is in another and brighter place that Niggle finds his tree is finished, and learns that it is indeed a real tree, a true part of creation.				 
Written in the early 1940s at the same time as The Lord of the Rings was taking shape, ‘Leaf by Niggle’ is a passionate adult fairy tale about a man who has ‘a long journey to make’, thought to be an allegory of Tolkien’s own life.				 
As the classic Sunday Times bestselling author, Tolkien's Leaf by Niggle is a testament to his prowess in the fantasy genre. The short yet profound narrative is a bestselling book that continues to captivate readers with its unique blend of reality and imagination.				 
For fans of Andrzej Sapkowski (The Lady of the Lake), Frank Herbert (Dune), John Howe (A Middle-earth Traveller) and Robert Jordan (The Path Of Daggers).
Duration: about 1 hour (00:49:02)
Publishing date: 2016-06-23; Unabridged; Copyright Year: — Copyright Statment: —