Tolkien 50 Years 1954-2004
2004 will be a really special year for Tolkien devotees all over the world. The Lord of the Rings celebrates its first 50 years. As a matter of fact, in July 1954 the first two volumes of the novel written by Professor J.R.R. Tolkien (The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers) appeared on the shelves of British bookshops.