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Before the magical world of Harry Potter came into my life, The Hobbit was actually the first “fantasy” book I ever read. I say ‘read’ but use the term very loosely – my godmother bought me a copy of this beautifully illustrated version for either Christmas or my birthday way back in 1998-9, and I remember spending hours just devouring the pictures, stroking the glossy pages and trying to read the words but not really succeeding. The Hobbit is hard-going stuff for a six-year-old. At some point during my childhood, I did manage to finish reading the whole thing – pictures and words, pat on the back for me – and found myself in complete and utter awe at the intricacies of this whole entire universe JRR Tolkien had invented and brought to life all those years ago. Fast forward 15 years to Spring of 2014 and I’m living in…