How a little-known English professor became a literary legend
As unbelievable as it sounds, it all started with a blank piece of paper, a moment of sudden inspiration, and one sentence jotted down onto that paper.
It all happened one day in the early 1930s.
At this point in time, a little-known Oxford professor was in the middle of creating School Certificate papers when he came across the blank piece of paper and was hit with inspiration. Little did he know that that one sentence would change his life, and the literary world, forever.
What was the sentence? “In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.” Continue Reading