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A candid letter by J.R.R Tolkien describing what hobbits should look like has emerged for sale for £15,000. (18,000euros)<br />
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The Lord of the Rings creator tells an illustrator they should be 'absolutely ordinary human beings' and 'not too childlike'.<br />
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He adds that characters like Bilbo Baggins need to have 'a neat goatee' or 'buskin of hair' in the 1956 correspondence.<br />
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The two page handwritten letter, addressed to a Miss Sykes, is going under the hammer with auctioneers Hermitage Fine Art, of Monaco.