Thank you so much!

It isn't so easy to share everyday life with both a fan
and a collector !
So, many thanks to Kity and Ava, my true Preciousss,
for their patience, tolerance and love.
A star shines on the hour of our meeting!
And why not my own French translation?

I am now thinking of it for years. Each time I read again The Lord of the Rings in English or in French, I translate again
the text in my mind. So it is now official, I have begun to write my own translation of The Red Book of Westmarch
(The Lord of the Rings + The Hobbit + The Silmarillion + The Adventures of Tom Bombadil + Bilbo's Last Song).

What I'd like to read ? All that has been forgotten in the translations (forewords, or even parts of text), harmonized texts,
and most of all translated names that fit better : Valfendu (Rivendell) rather than Fondcombe, Barbefeuille (Treebeard)
rather than Sylvebarbe, Crin-d'Ombre (Shadowfax) rather than Gripoil, aso.

I know there is a new French translation in progress, based upon the new edition of The Lord of the Rings : I hope
it will be better than the former one. But my translation project still stands !
My Preciousss?...

In october 2004 I have found a book (Specimens Of Early English by Richard Morris and Walter Skeat, part I, Oxford, 1886, repr. 1935, xcix-554 p.) owned and signed
by Pr Tolkien. He seems to have been the third owner
of the book, which is covered with a lot of notes, especially the chapter The Ancren Riwle, but generally from the hands of students. Unless ?... Wayne G. Hammond and
Christina Scull very kindly certified the book as being one
of Pr Tolkien’s library.
Now it is mine, my own, my Preciousss !...
Hello,

I was born in 1972 and I am now living in Thonon-les-Bains, in France, on the shores of the lake of Geneva.
I am collecting Tolkien books since ca. 1992,
and if you want  to know more about this strange passion, check the following link on a friendly website :
http://www.tolkienlibrary.com/collecting/collectors/Yvan.htm.

Please feel free to e-mail: elrond@elrondslibrary.fr

Namárië !
Yvan Strelzyk
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Translations:
A star shines on the hour of our meeting!
And why not my own French translation?
My Preciousss?...
Thank you so much!
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