On this day in 1937, The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, was first published.
Even as a child I was torn - between the comfort of Bilbo Baggins' Bag End and the lure of the Misty Mountains.
We would love to post a piece on British Children's literature – from Robin Hood (another childhood favorite) and King Arthur to dear old Mole in Wind in the Willows and Alice in Wonderland; from Peter Pan fighting pirates to Lucy exploring Narnia, and Harry working hard at Hogwarts.
If you have anything you'd like to say on this or any other subject, keeping in mind that we prefer Brits at their best, do email us >