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A Tolkien fanzine published by Robert Giddings and Elizabeth Holland as from the Windcombe Press in Bath, UK. In 1983 it was replaced by The Read.

Gary Hunnewell says that this was "the most unusual of all newsletters. Giddings and Holland were household names in the homes of English Tolkien fans. The theories proposed here and in the editors' book, J.R.R. Tolkien: The Shores of Middle-earth, are so far from mainstream scholarly thought on Tolkien that most Tolkien fans could not take their publication seriously."

Issue Date Pages Notes
1.1 1980
1.2 February 1, 1981 45 editors: Robert Giddings and Elizabeth Holland
reprints from 1.1 and 1.2 55
1.3 August 1, 1981 57
1.4 March 1, 1982 53 editor: Elizabeth Holland
reprints from 1.3 and 1.4 73
2.1 September 1, 1982 59
2.1 January 1983 8 A newssheet
1 Autumn 1983 58 Now titled The Road

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