All three parts of Tolkien’s masterpiece rolled into one, The Lord of the Rings,is a timeless fantasy epic.
Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered to him all the Rings of Power – the means by which he intends to rule Middle-earth. All he lacks in his plans for dominion is the One Ring – the ring that rules them all – which has fallen into the hands of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins.
In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as the Ring is entrusted to his care. He must leave his home and make a perilous journey across the realms of Middle-earth to the Crack of Doom, deep inside the territories of the Dark Lord. There he must destroy the Ring forever and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose.
Chronicling the life of Ada Lovelace, daughter of Lord Byron, this book begins with Ada aged, 5 years old, through her turbulent teenage years until she marries. She was a brilliant mathematician, regarded as the world’s first computer programmer.
This fictional read raises issues which were as prominent in the nineteenth century as they are today.