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Simon Mario Reuel Tolkien (born 1959) is a British barrister and novelist. He is the grandson of J. R. R. Tolkien, and the eldest son of Christopher Tolkien. He was educated at the Dragon School in Oxford and then Downside School. He studied modern history at Trinity College, Oxford.

Since 1994, he has been a barrister in London, where he lives with his wife and their two children. His first novel, The Stepmother (published as Final Witness in the United States ), was published in 2002.

When Christopher Tolkien issued a statement that the "Tolkien estate would be best advised to avoid any specific association with the films", Simon Tolkien broke with the estate and offered to cooperate with the filmmakers, stating "It was my view that we take a much more positive line on the film and that was overruled by my father."

Following up a 2001 interview with the Independent, Simon in 2003 gave interviews to the London Telegraph and other media in which he discussed his strained relationship with his father, describing it as a permanent breach. Simon was especially bitter about the composition of the board of the family company when it was created in 1999: "'[A]bout four years ago he started to think about who would succeed him on the board of the company which administers the Tolkien estate. He named new directors to join him and I was not one of them. Why should I be excluded from the board of my grandfather's company,' he asks, 'when my stepmother is on it? I think my grandfather would be appalled to know that I'd been treated in this way.'"

Other media organizations misreported the story as Simon having been removed from the Tolkien Company board by his father in retaliation for Simon's support of the films. This led to an internet firestorm, with ever-wilder rumors spreading from claims that Simon was "removed" for having attended the Fellowship of the Ring's 2001 premiere to assertions that Christopher guarded his home in France with a wild boar, which Christopher was forced to address via a press release from his lawyers, stating inter alia that

  • There was no dispute between Christopher Tolkien and his son, Simon Tolkien, as a result of Simon Tolkien going to see the first Lord of the Rings film.
  • Simon Tolkien was never on the Board of any Tolkien company and was not 'removed' from any such position by Christopher Tolkien.
  • Nor has Christopher Tolkien 'disowned' Simon Tolkien.


Simon however remains a trustee of the 1967 Tolkien Discretionary Settlement along with his cousins Joan and Michael Tolkien.
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Total Books: 30
No Man's Land A Novel
2017 - No Man's Land a Novel (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780385541978
ISBN-10: 038554197X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 2

Orders from Berlin
2012 - Orders From Berlin [Inspector Trave, Bk 3] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780312632144
ISBN-10: 0312632142
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1

The King of Diamonds
2012 - The King of Diamonds [Inspector Trave, Bk 2] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781250002006
ISBN-10: 1250002001
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1

King of Diamonds
2012 - King of Diamonds [Inspector Trave, Bk 2] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780007454181
ISBN-10: 000745418X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Der Knig der Diamanten
2012 - Der Knig Der Diamanten (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783608939613
ISBN-10: 360893961X
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Final Witness
2011 - Final Witness [aka The Stepmother - Inspector Trave, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780007444502
ISBN-10: 0007444508
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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The Inheritance
2011 - The Inheritance (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780312672539
ISBN-10: 0312672535
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 3

The Inheritance
2010 - The Inheritance [Inspector Trave, Bk 1] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780312539078
ISBN-10: 031253907X
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 2.7/5 Stars.
 3

The Stepmother
2004 - The Stepmother (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780141010915
ISBN-10: 0141010916
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 3

Gestohlenes Leben
2004 - Gestohlenes Leben (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783404150854
ISBN-10: 3404150856
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Reader's Digest Select Editions First Edition Vol 269 Second Time Around / Between Sisters / The Guardian / Final Witness
Final Witness  A Novel
2002 - Final Witness a Novel (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780375508820
ISBN-10: 0375508821
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 6

Final Witness
2002 - Final Witness (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781590864197
ISBN-10: 1590864190
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.
 3

Final Witness
2002 - Final Witness [Nova Audio Books] (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781590864210
ISBN-10: 1590864212
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
 1

No Man's Land
No Man's Land (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780008100469
ISBN-10: 0008100462
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Stepmother The
Stepmother The (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780718145750
ISBN-10: 0718145755
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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