A school celebrated one of their old boys today without whom, one of the most famous books in the English language may never have been published.
Rayner Unwin was only 10 was asked by his dad, a publisher, to read a manuscript to see if it was any good.
The boy said it was, the year was 1936 and the book was The Hobbit which went on to the sell millions.
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