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Professor Caroline McAlister presents story on Tolkien’s life

Caroline McAlister, visiting instructor of English and writer, signs a copy of her new book “John Ronald’s Dragons” for Parag Budhecha, Professor of English and Creative Writing, after the  reading of her new book on April 18, 2017 in Hege Library.

Abe Kenmore, Opinion Editor

May 1, 2017

Not many people long for dragons. But as a boy, John Ronald Tolkien “desired dragons with a profound desire,” according to his essay, “On Fairy Stories.” On April 18, visiting professor of English, did a reading of her new picture book about this passion of Tolkien’s, “John Ronald’s...