In a sleepy village in the Shire, a young hohhit is entrusted with an immense task. He must make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ruling Ring of Power - the only thing that prevents the Dark Lord's evil dominion.
Thus begins J.R.R. Tolkien's classic tale, which continues in The Two Towers and The Return of the King.
'The English-speaking world is divided into those who have read The Hohhit and The Lord of the Rings and those who are going to read them' Sunday Times
'Masterpiece? Oh yes, I've no doubt about that' Evening Standard