Of course. But I was answering the point that allegedly "such small isles produced so many writers". Well - Tolkien was "produced" in "large South Africa", not in "little isles in the north-western corner of Europe". He later moved to those "tiny isles", abandoning his huge homeland in South Africa. I think that was because his mother did not like the local climate and preferred those bloody old good British rains and clouds. And yes - Tolkien was an ethnic English / British guy (even though he allegedly he had French / Norman ancestors in the Middle Ages). Or maybe he was a local Boer / Afrikaner ??? No - he was one of local English-speaking people, IIRC.