The Club of Queer Trades by G. K. Chesterton

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  • Crime & mystery,
  • Mystery/Suspense,
  • Fiction,
  • Fiction - Mystery/ Detective,
  • Mystery & Detective - Traditional British

Book details

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages128
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8491865M
ISBN 101421900165
ISBN 109781421900162
OCLC/WorldCa494766003

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Six marvelously funny episodes with improbable plots are made especially pleasurable through Chesterton's vivid descriptions of late Victorian London, sly pokes at the legal system, and a. Internet Archive BookReader The club of queer trades. "The Club of Queer Trades" is a collection of stories by Gilbert Keith Chesterton first published in Each story in the collection is centred on a person who is making his living by some novel and extraordinary means (a "queer Pages: Book Description Echo Library 8/22/, Paperback or Softback.

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Chesterton. Improbable plots, marvelously funny episodes, evocative descriptions of late Victorian London distinguish delightful tales focusing on a club devoted to completely original and unusual professions. An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers.

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Chesterton. His detective, Rupert Grant, is a Sherlock Holmes-like private eye who investigates crimes and chases crooks with great self-assuredness in his powers of deduction. But he is always wrong. The hero of these stories is not Rupert, but his older brother, Basil Grant, a retired judge.

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