The Hobbit is one of those books that steals a place in your heart like Alice in Wonderland and the Wizard of Oz Bizarre places populated by odd people who we feel huge affection for as we get older.
My son has just read the Hobbit and blimey did he get excited reading it. He would garble off to me what was happening then race back to read more. It took him a while but he got lost in that new world.
Well he was treading an old tatty copy that had been in our family for quite some while. Then we were sent this copy of the Hobbit to review. There is no comparison.
J.R.R. Tolkein illustrated by Jemima Catlin published by Harper Collins