Pauline Baynes

Bilbo's Last Song
  • Bilbo's Last Song

  • While Bilbo embarks on his last journey to the West, his mind is cast back to his first big adventure, THE HOBBIT.

    J.R.R TOLKIEN's beautiful poem is bought to life through Pauline Bayne's stunning illustrations. It's the perfect introduction to the epic fantasy series of THE HOBBIT and THE LORD OF THE RINGS for younger readers, and a real treat for all Tolkien fans.

    Baynes' illustrations have been fully restored in this fantastic new edition, which is published to coincide with the film release of THE HOBBIT in autumn 2012.

Pauline Baynes was born in Hove, Sussex and studied at Farnham School of Art. As well as being Tolkien's favourite illustrator (she illustrated several of his books including Farmer Giles of Ham and The Adventures of Tom Bombadil) she was also chosen by C. S. Lewis to illustrate the Narnia books. She lived in Farnham, Surrey.

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