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'Beren And Lúthien' Reflects Tolkien's Real Life Love Story

'Beren And Lúthien' Reflects Tolkien's Real Life Love Story

NPR - Liza Graham

One night in December of 1993, I stood in a frost-bound churchyard in Wolvercote, near Oxford. The tombstone in front of me bore the names of Edith Mary Tolkien and her husband John Ronald, but underneath each name was another: "Lúthien" and "Beren." Young Tolkien had fallen in love with Edith when …

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