November 27, 2007

A wasted life - Piers Crombleholme

Piers Crombleholme is not exactly a household name but he is the great-grandson of J. R. R. Tolkien. From the UK Sun:
Tolkien’s relative bad Hobbit
The great-grandson of Lord of the Rings author JRR Tolkien was ordered to pay more than £3,000 yesterday for possession of cannabis.

Piers Crombleholme, 27, was said to be “steeped in the drug culture”.

He admitted growing 39 cannabis plants at his shop selling knives and guns in Dudley, West Midlands, but said it was for his personal use.

Crombleholme was also given an 18-month community order and told to attend rehab.

Judge Michael Challinor told him: “You are steeped in the drug culture and need help to be brought away from it.

“You were in receipt of a trust fund from your relative’s literary career and have been given a golden opportunity to run your own business.
A rake and a wastrel.
There is a saying about going from shirtsleeve to shirtsleeve in three generations. Crombleholme's offspring (if any) will be penniless if they don't stumble onto something big as Piers seems destined to spend it all on Piers. John Ronald Reuel must be spinning in his grave... Posted by DaveH at November 27, 2007 10:08 PM | TrackBack