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I don’t want to get drawn into the HP vs. Tolkien debate, but feel the need in my usual arthritic (Skyclad) and pedantic (Omen) way to point out a few corrections…

Firstly, Tolkien didn’t invent Orcs and elves (although did he invent Middel Earth and many other of its creatures), both had in fact been ‘created’ long before he used them (see Dunsany and others)

Secondly, the books didn’t start in 1954 but in 1936 (I think) and had there publication interrupted by the WW2

<gives a curmudgeonly harrumph and continues about his business>

Breaking both a promise to myself not to get drawn in and the habit of a lifetime, I agree with Dave on this one