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Old Thunder

A Life of Hilaire Belloc
Narrated by: Kevin F. Spalding
Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
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Hilaire Belloc is one of the most important writers of the 20th century. At turns reviled or revered, depending on the audience, he was a razor sharp social commenter and a master of both poetry and prose who continues to captivate readers. In Old Thunder, Joseph Pearce examines Belloc's enduring impact on British intellectual life.

Along the way, Pearce uncovers Belloc's relationships with Chesterton, Waugh, and Sassoon, among others. Pearce also illuminates another side of Belloc's personality by relaying his long courtship with Elodie Hogan, her brief stint in a convent, and his ultimate grief at her death.

In this updated biography, with a new introduction by Dale Alhquist, Joseph Pearce uses previously unpublished letters and photographs to reveal in Belloc a romantic, complex, and solitary man, who is one of the true giants of the Catholic revival in the last century.

©2015 Joseph Pearce (P)2016 TAN Books

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  • 13-03-19

If you like Belloc, it is worth reading

I started reading Belloc a while back. I appreciate his writing but also his orthodoxy. So this book was on my "Wish List". I really like the book, but the narration isn't good. He sounds like a narrator for kids, not someone for an English writer. However, I really enjoyed getting to know Belloc's story. So worth it.