Alan Lee signing events - illustrator of Children of Hurin (05.03.07 by Pieter Collier) - Comments

The Children of Hurin - cover by Alan Lee Alan Lee was one of the two lead concept artists for the 'Lord of the Rings' movie trilogy, Alan Lee won an Academy Award in 2004 for his work on 'The Return Of The King'. Now Alan Lee illustrated the Children of Hurin and also the cover image is by his hand.

Painstakingly reconstructed by Christopher Tlkien from his father's manuscripts, this book tells tales of Morgorth, Glaurung and the World before Sauron. Featuring magical illustrations by Alan Lee throughout, this is a missing chapter in the greatest fantasy saga of them all.

While the editor Christopher Tolkien will not do any signings, Alan Lee will be signing the book at different locations. Here is a list of signing events where Alan Lee will be signing the Children of Hurin.

This list is based on information sent by the organizers of the signing events, if you want your event to be listed please sent me an e-mail.

Tuesday, 17th April [ 10 pm ]

Join Waterstone's for a daylong extravaganza of readings, competitions & activities in store including illustrator Alan Lee signing the new novel. Alan Lee will beat Waterstone's from 10 - 3pm on Tuesday 17th April for 'The Children of Hurin' launch. Bernard Hill (King Theoden of Rohan from Peter Jackson's LOTR film) will also be there to read the first chapter of The Children of Hurin.

There will also be some characters from the new Lord of the Rings stage show (Theatre Royal Drury Lane) throughout the day. David Brawn publishing director of HarperCollins will be talking with Alan Lee. There will be 50 bookplates signed by Christopher Tolkien to give to the first 50
people on the day.

Waterstone's
203 - 206 Piccadilly
London W1V9LE, UK
Tel: 0207 851 2400

More information here.

If you are unable to attend, Waterstone's can often reserve signed copies. Please contact the branch for details. Signed copies cannot be guaranteed and may not carry dedications.

Tuesday, 17th April [ 12 pm ]

A Barnes & Noble Exclusive. A limited quantity of THE CHILDREN OF HÚRIN signed by Christopher Tolkien and Alan Lee will go on sale. Not a 'real' signing event, yet VERY interesting for all people living in the area!  

Barnes & Noble,
5th Avenue & 46th Street
New York City, US
Tel: 212-697-3048

Make your plans for a chance to be one of the lucky few to get your hands on a signed edition of the first complete book by J.R.R. Tolkien in three decades!! The books have exclusive bookplates previously signed by Tolkien and Lee. Books will be sold on a first come first served basis. Limit 5 books per customer. Be early and join the Line Party by herenistarion.org.

Wednesday, 18th April [6.30pm]

Alan Lee will be signing copies of 'The Children of Hurin' and giving a talk and slide-show at Michaelhouse Cafe (Trinity Street, Cambridge) on Wednesday 18th April at 6.30pm. This is a ticketed event ONLY. Tickets are £2.00 each and available from Heffers Bookshop, 20 Trinity Street, Cambridge or by contacting Richard Reynolds on 01223-568532 or by email: literature@heffers.co.uk. If you are unable to attend the event please contact us if you would like to reserve a signed copy.

Thursday, 19th April [ 6 - 7 pm]

The Forbidden Planet - London Mega Store
179 Shaftesbury Ave
London WC2H 8JR, UK

Friday, 20th April [ 1 pm ]

Borders - Oxford
9 Magdalen Street
Oxford OX1 3AD, UK
Tel: 01865 203901

More information here.

Saturday, 21st April to Tuesday, 24th April [ 9 am - 5 pm ]

Visions of a lost Realm, Art Exhibition
The Redesdale Hall,
Moreton in Marsh, Gloucestershire, UK

More information here.


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