Calling all fanatical Tolkien fans

Big Tolkien fan, are you? Got cash to burn? Try this on for size:

The Children of Hurin was one of 2007’s best selling books, being the first new work by JRR Tolkien in, oo, yonks. We wrote about its launch here .

Now here's a chance to own one of just 500 rare copies, signed by both the top illustrator Alan Lee and JRR's son Christopher, who compiled and edited the story from the big man's manuscripts. It's a signed and numbered limited leather-bound deluxe edition, and each one costs just £350. Yep, three hundred and fifty.

It boasts unique illustrations and a two-colour fold-out map, all in a custom leather-bound and hand-sewn binding, and the only place to get it is the official store, here .