Michael Drout worked on the project from 2003 to 2006. He reports in his blog (http://wormtalk.blogspot.com) that the editing process was less than harmonious, with Francis & Taylor closing the encyclopedia division of Routledge in 2005, cancelling several projects. The Tolkien project avoided this fate, but was affected by the restructuring. Drout states that contributors were not shown the final version of their articles before going to print, and that the illustrations he intended to include were dropped without consulting him. Drout also criticises that no blind entries (cross-references) were included, stating that as a result "what appear to be bizarre decisions were not so originally".
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