Wendy takes a quick break at Bilbo Baggins’s underground house in Hobbiton

I chose the quietest table in the shadows at the back of the Shires Rest Cafe and beckoned my companion to take a seat. Checking that we were alone, with no other covetous eyes watching, I held out my hand to reveal the precious items nestling in my palm…four green and glossy oak leaves from a Hobbit’s tree. ‘I didn’t steal them,’ I promised. ‘They were just lying on the ground, honestly. Do you think…

"Wendy takes a quick break at Bilbo Baggins’s underground house in Hobbiton"