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Midlands author's classics to be sold at auction

The first edition of Tolkien's 'The Hobbit' Credit: Bonhams Auctioneers

A first edition of JRR Tolkien's 'The Hobbit', and a third folio edition of William Shakespeare's 'Comedies, Histories and Tragedies' go under the hammer today.

Auctioneers, Bonhams, expect both works by the Midlands writers to be sold for between £10,000 and £15,000.

Shakespeare's 'Comedies, Histories and Tragedies' Credit: Bonhams Auctioneers

Stratford-upon-Avon: best place for online business

Hall's Croft in Stratford-upon-Avon, 17th Century home of William Shakespeare's eldest daughter Credit: PA

William Shakespeare's home town of Stratford-upon-Avon has topped a table of towns and cities embracing online business.

Companies in Stratford are the best at using the internet to attract customers and orders, according to research commissioned by Google.

The town has been named as the internet giant's eTown Award winner, following research into 1,300 towns and cities across the UK.

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