Surrounded by Eggs

Angela Nicholas

Writer. Joined LPP in 2016.

Angela Nicholas graduated in Latin at London University (Royal Holloway College) in 1971 and subsequently gained post-graduate qualifications in Librarianship and Information Technology. She is now retired after a career first in higher education as a librarian, and then in local government as an IT specialist.


In 1973 a friend persuaded her to read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings thereby triggering a lasting interest in J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth writing. She is the author of Aragorn: J.R.R. Tolkien's Undervalued Hero (2nd edition, Luna Press, 2017), a work which arose from her dissatisfaction with the portrayal of Aragorn in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings films. She also contributed a chapter to Music in Tolkien's Work and Beyond (edited by Julian Eilmann and Friedhelm Schneidewind, Walking Tree Publishers, 2019).


Angela has lived in Portsmouth (UK) for many years with husband, Chris MacArthur, and various feline companions. As well as a shared enthusiasm for Tolkien and cats she and Chris enjoy the countryside and do regular local walks, as well as going on walking holidays further afield.

They are also members of the 1745 Association, a historical society whose aims are to study the Jacobite Movement and preserve the memories of those involved in it.

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