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‘What is this if not magic?’ The Italian man living as a hobbit

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Nicolas Gentile, a 37-year-old Italian pastry chef, did not just want to pretend to be a hobbit – he wanted to live like one. First, he bought a piece of land in the countryside of Bucchianico, near the town of Chieti...

Hobbit forming: how Dominic Monaghan became obsessed with scorpions

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To be part of one cultural phenomenon could be considered fortuitous. To be central to two looks downright spooky. Such is the life of Dominic Monaghan, the puckish Mancunian actor who played Merry, a hobbit in the Lo...

Lord of the Rings actors praise Italian man who lives as a hobbit

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Lord of the Rings actors including Elijah Wood have expressed their support for the project of an Italian man who lives as a hobbit and is building his personal “shire” from JRR Tolkien’s fictional Middle-earth in Ita...