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“Through Adversity to the Stars”

Louis Belloc was the son of British Catholic author Hilaire Belloc. He served in the Royal Air Force during World War I and tragically lost his life. The above certificate was sent to his family after his death. “Before Cambrai” … Continue reading

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Hilaire Belloc: the Poet, the Author, and the Humorist

Hilaire Belloc, G.K. Chesterton, and Maurice Baring were a literary tour de force that in many ways were the culmination of the Catholic revival begun by the series’ earlier subjects. These three authors were close friends and collaborators who generated … Continue reading

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Ariel Poems

In 1927, publishing house Faber & Gwyer (later Faber & Faber) published a series titled The Ariel Poems—a run of small, illustrated pamphlets that combined a poem with an artist’s illustrations. T. S. Eliot, one of the contributing poets, borrowed … Continue reading

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A Courtship by Letter: Hilaire Belloc and Elodie Hogan

“….So again good night – if I could follow the night round her long whirl around the bend of the earth – at last I should come to you….” – Hilaire Belloc to Elodie Hogan, August 6, 1890. Two young … Continue reading

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Archives Diary: Norah Lindsay – Socialite, Gardener and Entrepeneur

During this time of the year, when the trees  have lost their leaves and the days are short, it is comforting to remind oneself of the glorious colors of beautiful gardens.  And what better way to see beautiful gardens than … Continue reading

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Reading Room Log: Belloc’s Cautionary Tales for Children

In keeping with the spirit of our hands-on Edward Gorey-Graham Greene Exhibit and to continue our spooky Halloween theme, I’d like to introduce you to this book: Cautionary Tales for Children:  Designed for the Admonition of Children between the Ages … Continue reading

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