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Nigella Christmas: Food, Family, Friends, Festivities
Nigella Lawson, Lis Parsons
Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause
Judy Norsigian, Boston Women's Health Book Collective, Vivian Pinn

Bilbo's Last Song

Bilbo's Last Song: At the Grey Havens - J.R.R. Tolkien, Pauline Baynes The illustrations are what turn this slight poem into a book- but even with the illustrations, it remains one of the lesser of Tolkien's poems. The pictures are dreamy, lovely, and evocative. Clearly illustrated by someone deeply familiar with JRRT, there's a certain reverence to each page. The poem itself is a little melancholy, a little overwrought- in other words, vintage Bilbo.