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The Father Christmas Letters

(1976)
(Letters from Father Christmas)
A collection of stories by

 
 
Every December an envelope bearing a stamp from the North Pole would arrive for J.R.R.Tolkien's children. Inside would be a letter in strange spidery handwriting and a beautiful coloured drawing or some sketches. The letters were from Father Christmas. They told wonderful tales of life at the North Pole: how all the reindeer got loose and scattered presents all over the place; how the accident-prone Polar Bear climbed the North Pole and fell through the roof of Father Christmas's house into the dining-room; how he broke the Moon into four pieces and made the Man in it fall into the back garden; how there were wars with the troublesome horde of goblins who lived in the caves beneath the house! Sometimes the Polar Bear would scrawl a note, and sometimes Ilbereth the Elf would write in his elegant flowing script, adding yet more life and humour to the stories. No reader, young or old, can fail to be charmed by the inventiveness and 'authenticity' of Tolkien's Letters from Father Christmas.

Genre: Children's Fiction

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October 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: Letters from Father Christmas
Author(s): J R R Tolkien
ISBN: 0-00-832772-6 / 978-0-00-832772-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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2001 : UK Hardback
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Title: Letters from Father Christmas
Author(s): J R R Tolkien
ISBN: 0-00-746337-5 / 978-0-00-746337-4 (UK edition)
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September 2004 : UK Hardback
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Title: Letters from Father Christmas
Author(s): J R R Tolkien
ISBN: 0-261-10386-5 / 978-0-261-10386-3 (UK edition)
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October 2001 : UK Hardback
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Title: Letters from Father Christmas
Author(s): J R R Tolkien
ISBN: 0-261-10385-7 / 978-0-261-10385-6 (UK edition)
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November 2000 : UK Hardback
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Title: Letters from Father Christmas
Author(s): J R R Tolkien
ISBN: 0-00-710503-7 / 978-0-00-710503-8 (UK edition)
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December 1999 : USA Hardback
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Title: Letters from Father Christmas, Revised Edition
Author(s): J R R Tolkien
ISBN: 0-618-00937-X / 978-0-618-00937-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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December 1999 : UK Hardback
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Title: Letters from Father Christmas
Author(s): J R R Tolkien
ISBN: 0-00-777916-X / 978-0-00-777916-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Thorsons
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January 1995 : UK Hardback
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Title: Letters from Father Christmas
Author(s): J R R Tolkien
ISBN: 0-00-137463-X / 978-0-00-137463-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks
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1999 : UK Hardback
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Title: Letters from Father Christmas
Author(s): J R R Tolkien
ISBN: 0-00-766371-4 / 978-0-00-766371-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins for Ted Smart
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October 1998 : USA Hardback
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Title: Father Christmas Letters
Author(s): J R R Tolkien
ISBN: 0-395-95919-5 / 978-0-395-95919-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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October 1995 : USA Hardback
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Title: Letters from Father Christmas
Author(s): J R R Tolkien
ISBN: 0-395-74132-7 / 978-0-395-74132-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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December 1976 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Father Christmas Letters
Author(s): J R R Tolkien
ISBN: 0-04-823130-4 / 978-0-04-823130-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: George Allan & Unwin
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October 1976 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Father Christmas Letters
Author(s): J R R Tolkien
ISBN: 0-395-24981-3 / 978-0-395-24981-9 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

October 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Letters from Father Christmas
Author(s): J R R Tolkien
ISBN: 0-00-728049-1 / 978-0-00-728049-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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October 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Letters from Father Christmas
Author(s): J R R Tolkien
ISBN: 0-00-720522-8 / 978-0-00-720522-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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November 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: Letters From Father Christmas
Author(s): J R R Tolkien
ISBN: 0-618-51265-9 / 978-0-618-51265-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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1998 : UK Paperback
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Title: Father Christmas Letters: Miniature Single Volume: Miniature Single Volume Edition
Author(s): J R R Tolkien
ISBN: 0-261-10369-5 / 978-0-261-10369-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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November 1997 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Father Christmas Letters
Author(s): J R R Tolkien
ISBN: 0-261-10255-9 / 978-0-261-10255-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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November 1994 : UK Paperback
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Title: Father Christmas Letters
Author(s): J R R Tolkien
ISBN: 0-261-10317-2 / 978-0-261-10317-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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November 1991 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Father Christmas Letters
Author(s): J R R Tolkien
ISBN: 0-395-59698-X / 978-0-395-59698-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
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January 1976 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Father Christmas Letters
Author(s): J R R Tolkien
ISBN: 0-395-28262-4 / 978-0-395-28262-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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September 1978 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Father Christmas Letters
Author(s): J R R Tolkien
ISBN: 0-04-823148-7 / 978-0-04-823148-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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Audio Editions

September 2005 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Letters from Father Christmas: Complete & Unabridged
Author(s): J R R Tolkien
ISBN: 0-00-720673-9 / 978-0-00-720673-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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October 2005 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Letters from Father Christmas
Author(s): J R R Tolkien
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October 2005 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Letters from Father Christmas
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October 2005 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Letters from Father Christmas
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October 2005 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Letters from Father Christmas
Author(s): J R R Tolkien
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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October 2004 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Letters from Father Christmas: Complete & Unabridged
Author(s): J R R Tolkien
ISBN: 0-00-719552-4 / 978-0-00-719552-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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December 2000 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Letters From Father Christmas
Author(s): J R R Tolkien
ISBN: 0-618-08784-2 / 978-0-618-08784-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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November 1997 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Letters from Father Christmas
Author(s): J R R Tolkien
ISBN: 0-00-102476-0 / 978-0-00-102476-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Kindle Editions

February 2012 : USA Kindle edition
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February 2012 : USA Kindle edition
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December 2010 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Letters from Father Christmas
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Publisher: HarperCollins
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