The Club of Queer Trades

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Thorndike Press, 2004 - Fiction - 275 pages
With all 32 original illustrations by the author

British writers have long enjoyed inventing preposterous clubs with eccentric members, unusual qualifications for membership, and zany rules of behavior; G. K. Chesterton was no exception. Here, six marvelously funny episodes with improbable plots revolving around just such an institution are made especially pleasing by Chesterton's vivid descriptions of late Victorian London, sly pokes at the legal system, and characteristic gift for delicious nonsense.

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Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London, England, in 1874. He began his education at St Paul's School, and later went on to study art at the Slade School, and literature at University College in London. Chesterton wrote a great deal of poetry, as well as works of social and literary criticism. Among his most notable books are The Man Who Was Thursday, a metaphysical thriller, and The Everlasting Man, a history of humankind's spiritual progress. After Chesterton converted to Catholicism in 1922, he wrote mainly on religious topics. Chesterton is most known for creating the famous priest-detective character Father Brown, who first appeared in "The Innocence of Father Brown." Chesterton died in 1936 at the age of 62.

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