Teenage Tolkien’s early glimpses of Middle Earth

Before The Lord of the Rings, and even before The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien had his paintings. And maps. And even a secret language.

A new exhibition in New York brings together the life’s work that went into creating his famous "Middle Earth".

Editor: Joni Mazer-Field, Camera: Henry Morton, Music: Gene D’Andrea, Producer: Mat Morrison