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by G. K. Chesterton

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Innocent Smith is a man full of boyish exuberance. Deliberately defying convention, he is involved in a series of madcap pranks. He picnics on rooftops, breaks into his own house and has an affair with his own wife. This unconventional behaviour makes him mistrusted and extremely unpopular with those around him.

But things are not always what they seem...

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All next day at Beacon House there was a crazy sense that it was everybody's birthday. It is the fashion to talk of institutions as cold and cramping things. The truth is that when people are in exceptionally high spirits, really wild with freedom and invention, they always must, and they always do, create institutions.

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G K Chesterton has been described as one of the most unjustly neglected writers of our time. Born in 1874, he became a journalist and later began writing books and pamphlets. His work includes novels, literary and social criticism, political papers and spiritual essays in a style characterised by enormous wit, paradox, humility and wonder.

He converted to Catholicism in 1922 and he explores the nature of spirituality in many of his books and essays, including the mighty Orthodoxy.

Chesterton is one of the few authors who are genuinely timeless and whose work has as much relevance today as when it was written



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