Peter Kenny is known worldwide as a passionate fan of JRR Tolkien and the world of fantasy. Using this love and his wide-ranging imagination, Mr. Kenny has produced (in the guise of “selecting” poems and stories by his “uncle,” Fortinbras Proudfoot, Esq.) Dreams of Another Land, a collection that explores the history and happenings of a faraway land that still feels very familiar to us. Small folk, dragons, warriors, ladies, and wizards and their adventures are described in rhythmic language that is enjoyable to read, either aloud
Standout poems include “Mushrooms,” for its galloping pace and humour, and “The Last Ship Into the West,” for its simultaneous elegiac farewell to one departing world, and hopeful acceptance of a new age dawning.
Beautifully complementing the text are Sue Bradley’s watercolour illustrations. Their soft, yet bright, colours and delicacy of line are perfectly suited to “Mr. Proudfoot’s” stories.
By turns whimsical and wistful, Dreams of Another Land will satisfy readers of all ages.
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|Written by||Peter Kenny|
|Soft Cover||104 pages, 5″ x 8″|
Peter Kenny is a retired teacher based in Brisbane who possesses one of the most significant personal collections of Tolkien memorabilia in Australia and the world. Peter has had a passion for everything Tolkien for four decades and he has become a recognized authority in the field, sharing his knowledge and passion for Tolkien’s stories with adults and children around the world through a series of presentations and events at schools, libraries, conventions and festivals.
During his forty years as a teacher he often used The Hobbit as a literacy unit in the classroom and shared Tolkien’s world with hundreds of students through reading stories, composing and art.
Now retired, Peter writes poems, songs and fantasy stories inspired by Tolkien’s Middle-earth as a hobby and shares his work in his presentations and with his friends. His continuing passion and writing has led to a selection of his work being chosen for this publication.