The Tolkien Appreciation Society are a group who meet every year in a cave in a gorge in the forest near Fleur De Lys. They meet to discuss the achievements of the author J.R.R. Tolkien, and also re-enact famous scenes from his books in costume. There are 40 members when Simon encounters them, the only seen one being Golum, and they party in a cave which doesn't have a phone line. Golum describes Tolkien as 'the greatest author ever to draw breath' (an opinion shared by the rest of the society) and mentions two of his books, 'Lord of the Finger Ornaments' and 'The Short Man with the Hairy Feet'.