Tolkien's acclaimed modern classic 'fairie' tale, read by Derek Jacobi.
'Leaf by Niggle' recounts the strange adventures of the painter Niggle, who sets out to paint the perfect tree. But he senses that he will be snatched away from his work long before it is finished - if indeed it could ever be finished in this world. For it is in another and brighter place that Niggle finds his tree is finished and learns that it is indeed a real tree, a true part of creation.
Created in the early 1940s, at the same time as The Lord of the Rings was taking shape, 'Leaf by Niggle' is a passionate adult fairy tale about a man who has 'a long journey to make', thought to be an allegory of Tolkien's own life.
"As with all good short stories, this one expands in the imagination. Mighty oaks from tiny acorns grow, indeed." (The Times)
"Brings a wistful charm to complex issues of truth, beauty, duty and creative aspiration." (The Herald)
"A haunting and successful demonstration of the qualities of faerie." (New York Times)
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man gets cheated out of house and dies...
- lattetown "I like books when they are read... To me with different voices for all the characters... By a talented author. ~Haiku"
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Love thy Neighbor.
It is great short story on the effects our choices make.
Niggle. All other characters were really to short lived to become attached to them.
When Niggle starts to see the value of life.
Another great story for children. Good way to get them to ask questions on life. Also good for adults, but i feel like it is read more for children.
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