Film trilogy sparks GP’s foray into fairyland

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Film trilogy sparks GP’s foray into fairyland

Aaron
van Delden
Tolkien fairy
For her PhD, Ashburton GP Penny Holdaway is looking at JRR Tolkien’s non-Middle-earth poetry through the lens of British folklore and, in particular, his idea of faerie, both as a kind of mythical paradise and as a belief system
You wouldn’t think there would be much to learn about practising medicine from the study of fairy tales. But Ashburton GP Penny Holdaway says she’