Tag Archives: Cautionary Tales for Children

Word Cloud: ZOO

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD I’m in the mood for a Trip to the Zoo, and I think Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953) will be the perfect guide. His classic books, The Bad Child’s Book of Beasts, and More Beasts for Worse Children, prove his knowledge … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: WHIRLIGIG

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD What is one to make of Hilaire Beloc (1870-1953)? A man of so many contradictions he seems like a human whirligig. Anti-German and Anti-Semitic. Combative and intolerant in his philosophical and political writings, but whimsical and amusing in … Continue reading

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