Poetry on beliefs & politics
Today Hilaire Belloc is remembered for his outrageous verses for children and his moving and poignant poems about the landscape and people of Sussex.
Local author, Chris Hare, has just published a new book on Belloc, showing there was much more to him than poetry. He was a complex man with deeply held beliefs, whose brief but tempestuous career in politics ended with disillusionment.
His warnings about the growing power of the financial and banking system, the dangers of big government, and threats to the environment, all appear very prophetic today.
Chris has very personal reasons to be grateful to Belloc, which he discusses in the introduction to the book.
Available to purchase from Petworth Bookshop, Steyning Bookshop, Arundel Museum, and Worthing Library.
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