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The 20 Best Pieces Of Wisdom From The Hobbit

In late September of 1937, an Oxford academic invited readers into a curious hole in the ground to meet a small creature known as a hobbit. It was a story that would grip the imaginations of children and adults alike, going on to become one of the best selling novels of all time.

As the third and final part of Peter Jackson's grand adaptation of The Hobbit wings its way toward cinemas in the form of The Battle of the Five Armies, we've turned our attention from the glamour of the cinema to the classic work of high fantasy that started it all. Like a talented thief, we've plumbed the depths of J. R. R. Tolkien's tale of adventure in search of nuggets of wisdom and enchanting expressions.

From humorous observations to elegant advice, here's hoping this inspires you to dig out your copy for another read. Let us know if we missed any of your favourite words of wisdom in the comments below. 

READ MARTIN FREEMAN'S INTERVIEW WITH SIR IAN MCKELLEN HERE

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