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Farmer Giles of Ham

J. R. R. Tolkien


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After defeating a giant to save his village, Farmer Giles became a Hero to his people! His reward? A legendary and glamorous sword, given by his king! Now all the surrounding villages are threatened by dragon attacks and everyone turns to Giles for help. Will the simple, yet brave farmer be up to the task? An easy to read tale, filled with fantasy and humour, ""Farmer Giles of Ham"" is the perfect choice for fairy tale lovers!

A commemorative golden anniversary edition of Tolkien's classic book, including a new introduction, a map, a copy of Tolkien's unpublished short story which he expanded for publication, his notes for an aborted sequel, and the original first edition illustrations by Pauline Baynes. Farmer Giles of Ham did not look like a hero. He was fat and red-bearded and enjoyed a slow, comfortable life.

Then one day a rather deaf and short-sighted giant blundered on to his land. More by luck than skill, Farmer Giles managed to scare him away. The people of the village cheered: Farmer Giles was a hero.

His reputation spread far and wide across the kingdom. So it was natural that when the dragon Chrysophylax visited the area it was Farmer Giles who was expected to do battle with it!

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Binding: Hardback
Publication date: 27 Feb 2014
Dimensions: 159 x 125 x 19 mm
ISBN: 9780007542932