Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Easter Basket Tour 2014: Chesterton-loving Guy


Whether 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 What's Wrong With the World or The Poet and the Lunatics might also work, depending on what's needed to read. Be sure to browse our collection of popular and obscure Chesterton books at www.chestertonpress.com.

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.  Lastly, 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.

We hope you've enjoyed our first Easter Basket Tour at Chesterton Press!  If you did, please share this tour with your friends by pinning or posting, and shopping our fun Catholic fiction.  We look forward to seeing your comments and your feedback at Chesterton Press!


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1 comment:

9peasMom said...

Great ideas Regina!!