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Ian Brodie’s 2012 Middle-earth Calendar

It’s not often I give advice to readers, so it is imperative that you listen. Ready?

Do not ever miss an episode of The Founders’ Inklings.

Allow me to explain.

Had you been present for The Founders’ Inklings on Tuesday evening at 10pm on Middle-earth Radio, you would have heard one of the most engaging interviews with one of the most charming men in New Zealand: Ian Brodie. And you would have heard him announce, among other things, that he would be releasing a 2012 calendar.

I spent most of the broadcast gazing at his photos and blubbering "Oooh, pretty," repeatedly.

You may know Ian as the man behind The Lord of the Rings Location Guidebook, A Journey Through New Zealand Film, or  Cameras in Narnia: How The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe Came to Life. His photography is world-famous, and his passion for New Zealand – so present in each picture – came to life as he spoke to the founders about his adventures with The Lord of the Rings films in his homeland.  Still unconvinced? Visit to see more of his work. I guarantee you’ll be heading straight to to purchase the Middle-earth 2012 Calendar ($34.99).

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  1. Lol, BRILLIANT post, Ginger! And spot on advice 😉 I’ll have you know this calendar is in route to my house this very minute. It’s absolutely breathtaking!

  2. Fantastic interview. Calendar is on its way as well 🙂