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Charles E. Noad is a literary reviewer and writer who in 1977 wrote The Trees, the Jewels and the Rings: A Discursive Enquiry Into Things Little Known on Middle-earth, and has written frequently for the Tolkien Society's journal Amon Hen.

Since 1978, his reviews have been published of J.R.R. Tolkien's trilogy, the entirety of The History of Middle-earth, Douglas Charles Kane's Arda Reconstructed: The Creation of the Published Silmarillion[1], and compilations such as J.R.R. Tolkien: Scholar and Storyteller, Root and Branch - Approaches towards Understanding Tolkien, and The Monsters and the Critics and other essays. In 2017, he assisted in the formation of Dimitra Fimi and Andrew Higgins' publication J.R.R. Tolkien: A Secret Vice.

Noad was referred to as an "important Tolkien Scholar" by Pieter Collier in a summary of Arda Reconstructed at

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