News for Jan. 05, 2005

Tolkien Biographer Humphrey Carpenter Dead at 58

1/05/05, 10:20 am EST - weetanya

This sad news about Humphrey Carpenter was submitted by Ringer Thranduil Elvenking. From "Humphrey Carpenter, who died yesterday in Oxford aged 58, was an accomplished and often controversial biographer..." [More]

From The Scotsman: "Children’s author and broadcaster Humphrey Carpenter has died after suffering heart failure, it emerged today. Mr Carpenter, 58, wrote the successful Mr Majeika series of books as well as biographies of JRR Tolkien and Benjamin Britten." [More]

From BBC News: "The writer and broadcaster Humphrey Carpenter has died aged 58. Carpenter created the Mr Majeika children's books, turned into a TV series starring Stanley Baxter." [More]