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An unexpected party
To mark the 75th anniversary of The Hobbit, HarperCollins is calling on fans to celebrate in true hobbit style - by organising a second breakfast. The publishing company also offers the chance to win an invitation to an exclusive celebratory event in London.
Celebrate the anniversary with scones, cake, tea...
The Hobbit Second Breakfast starts at 11am - "sharp" - on Friday, 21 September 2012. On the website, you can download a pack with a shopping list, recipes, accessories and, of course, riddles. There is also a school pack and the opportunity for schools to win a screening of the upcoming film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
While this is not limited to the London area - wherever you are in the world, you can organise a second breakfast - the exclusive celebratory event takes place in the gardens of Fulham Palace. Held on 22 September, it is limited to a winning number of 150 guests; you can register on the Second Breakfast website. The palace gardens, HarperCollins promises, will be transformed into the Shire. Besides a second breakfast, fans will be treated to a reading of the novel.
The Hobbit: Still one of the most beloved fantasy novels
J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, or There and Back Again was first published on 21 September 1937. The first of three films is due to be released this December. HarperCollins said the Second Breakfast concept was "inspired by the ideals cherished by hobbits everywhere: camaraderie, companionship and, of course, a love of good food."
I doubt hobbits would be able to resist this opportunity to eat, drink, and celebrate. So pop the kettle on, serve up some seed cake, and don't be too surprised if you find your party crashed by a group of dwarves.