Family home of 'The Lord Of The Rings' publisher goes on sale for 1.6m pounds

Last Updated: Sun, Aug 26, 2012 11:40 hrs

The house where Rayner Unwin- the publisher of JRR Tolkien's The Lord Of The Rings and Roald Dahl's Charlie And The Chocolate Factory and James And The Giant Peach -used to live with his family has been put up for sale at 1.6million pounds.

Writers including Tolkien and Dahl were regular visitors at Limes Cottage, in Little Missenden, near Amersham, Buckinghamshire.

The path leading up to the front door of this Grade II-listed 17th Century property is lined with lush borders, the Daily Mail reported.

When Rayner and his wife bought the house in 1952, he took responsibility for the right-hand side, she the left; his was meticulously pruned and perfectly manicured, hers wild and joyously haphazard.

"They called it 'the border wars.' It shows that although my parents were very different people, they were perfectly matched," said the couple's eldest daughter Camilla Corbin, 56, who is selling Limes Cottage with her brother Merlin and twin sisters Tamara and Sharon.

All four Unwin children were born and raised in Limes Cottage, and Camilla celebrated her first marriage here.

A retired palliative care specialist, she nursed both of her parents at home before they died, Rayner in 2000, aged 74, and Carol in April this year, aged 86.

"This house has seen the full circle of life," Camilla said. (ANI)

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