News for Apr. 17, 2003

Bidding war for 'Rings' home

4/17/03, 11:43 am EST - Xoanon

LONDON, England (AP) -- It has no kitchen and no central heating, but a house that "Lord of the Rings" author J.R.R. Tolkien lived in 85 years ago has sold for 745,000 ($1.1 million) after a bidding war. The Georgian town house in central Oxford sold this week for 50,000 more than the asking price, a real estate company said. [More]