At last, in the middle of June,

we sent to HarperCollins

the revised and expanded edition of our

J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide.

Our original March deadline proved impossible to meet.

Even after we finished writing and revising,

we still needed to add running heads (page titles) and to make a new index.

This last step, which took about six weeks, delayed sending our completed files,

and that is probably the main reason why the original publication date

for the new Companion and Guide boxed set, 5 September 2017,

has been moved back, first to 21 October and now to 2 November.