Sunday, 2 December 2012

FACTUAL REVIEW: The Wisdom of the Shire: A Short Guide to a Long and Happy Life - Noble Smith

Release Date: 08/11/12


Coinciding with the release of the first of Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy, his follow-up to the huge Lord of the Rings success, The Wisdom of the Shire is a practical and fun guide - for Tolkien fans everywhere - showing us how to apply the wisdom of The Hobbit to our everyday lives. Hobbits are those small but brave little people, whose courage, integrity and loyalty allow them to triumph against odds that might appear overwhelming to the rest of us. Noble Smith has long believed there is much we can learn from Frodo's determination, Bilbo's sense of homeliness, Sam's fierce allegiance, and Merry and Pippin's love of food and fun. Like The Tao of Pooh, The Wisdom of the Shire is the first book to show Tolkien fans just how much there is to learn from those small but brave little people - the Hobbits. Packed with amusing insights and fascinating trivia, this fun and insightful guide is all you need to complete your quest in life, and cast your cares into the fires of Mordor. Visit Noble Smith's blog for more on Hobbits, The Lord of the Rings and all things Tolkien at


This is a book that lets the reader bring out their inner hobbit and like Noble’s Dad, it seems the older mine gets the more like a Hobbit he’s becoming (he’d had the hairy feet for years. LOL) Within is a book that not only pokes fun at our own lives but brings out things that whilst they appeal to halflings, also really seem to strike a note within all of us (such as a Second Breakfast.)

In addition to this the reader will find ways to utilise Ent Shui for their own homes as well as bringing all the fun of middle earth to life and all round it’s a book that will entertain any Lord of the Rings or Hobbit fan during the forthcoming Christmas Domination.

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