Chesterton Loving Guy


ball-thecross-front-cover-edit.jpgWhether that Chesterton-loving guy is a collegiate bachelor or a husband of many years, we hope that this Gilbert-themed basket will make him very happy. Of course we had to start with the books, namely a G.K. Chesterton classic, Orthodoxy (and this writer's personal favorite), although The Ball and the Cross, illustrated by Ben Hatke, is wonderful if adventure is the desire of the day. 

The second choice, like Chesterton himself, may seem absurdly whimsical: the Fairy Tale Novel Alex O'Donnell & the 40 Cyberthieves. But this book is actually dedicated to GKC himself and features a very Chestertonian adventurer, Alex, as the hero.  And any serious fan of the great man will appreciate this handsome illustrated edition of Chesterton's epic poem The Ballad of the White Horse, with extensive annotations and stunning illustrations by Ben Hatke.  
 No Chestertonian basket would be complete without a beer stein, although English pewter might be better than our ceramic German-made model. We filled ours with Pirouline cookies, but cigars might be even more appropriate!


Chesterton famously observed that poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese, so that's a good reason to include some in the basket, whether it's a stout Amish Bacon Cheddar like this one, or something equally robust. A spare tie (Chesterton was always losing his) and a folk-art 1920's era-Madonna (Chesterton's era) in a leather frame complete our Easter basket ensemble for the Chesterton lover.


Featured in this Basket:

Orthodoxy     Alex O'Donnell and the 40 Cyberthieves  

The Ballad of the White Horse


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