The Napoleon of Notting Hill

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Capuchin Classics, 2008 - Fiction - 192 pages
The setting is a future London where democracy is dead. A little government minister is made king. The boroughs are suddenly declared separate kingdoms with their own city guard, banner, and gathering cry, and the capital is plunged into a strange type of medieval warfare. Then Notting Hill declares its independence.

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When I was deeply into the process of becoming a “lapsed Catholic,” two of the priests at the University of Notre Dame (where I was a student) recommended two works by Gilbert Keith Chesterton ... Read full review

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A rather odd, but amusing novel set in a future London (1984, ironically, 80 years after the novel's publication), where democracy has given way to a cynical system whereby a random individual is ... Read full review

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\G. K. Chesterton (1874?1936) wrote approximately around 80 books, several hundred poems, some 200 short stories, 4000 essays, and several plays. He is best known for The Man Who Was Thursday and his Father Brown stories.

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