What is the relationship between Bilbo and Frodo? Are they cousins or are they uncle and nephew?
In the copy of TLotR (4th edition) that I am reading at the moment, on page 40 it says of Bilbo:
"But he had no close friends, until some of his younger
cousins began to grow up.
The eldest of these, and Bilbo's favourite, was young Frodo
Then on page 51, when Bilbo is giving his birthday speech, he says:
"For it is, of course, also the birthday of my heir and nephew,
It seems strange that Tolkien would make such a simple mistake. Is there any text anywhere else that clears up this matter?