A Cloak and a Sombrero like G.K.C.

A Cloak and a Sombrero like G.K.C. April 2, 2015

‘He’s a dear little man,’ said Lady Alleyn emphatically. ‘The nicest possible little man.’

‘Not so little nowadays. He’s very plump and wears a cloak and a sombrero like G.K.C.’

— Ngaio Marsh, Death in a White Tie

I’m quoting this not so much because I like the prose particularly, but because it highlights how well known G.K. Chesterton really was in England back in the 1930’s when this was written: well enough known that Marsh could refer to him by his initials without any explanation whatsoever.

photo credit: The magic QWERTY via photopin


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  • captcrisis

    Him and G.B.S.