There was much excitement in the Continuum UK office today as finished copies of The Wit and Wisdom of G K Chesterton arrived on my desk! Already described by Christopher Howse in The Daily Telegraph as a 'delightful read', this book shines a light into the margins of Chesterton's work and gives a sense of the distinctive flavour of his mind.
In this new collection, Bevis Hillier (the acclaimed biographer of John Betjeman), draws on Chesterton's most humorous and serious writing not only from his most popular works, the Father Brown stories, but also his contributions to the Illustrated London News and GK's Weekly as well as his numerous novels and poems. Some of his remarkable drawings are included, including an unpublished caricature of Winston Churchill, c. 1919. This funny and insightful book will be a wonderful present for Chesterton fans everywhere!
'A man's friends like him but they leave him as he is. A man's wife loves him and is always trying to change him' - quoted by Masie Ward, Gilbert Keith Chesterton, London 1944
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Jenny Tighe, Marketing Executive