The World’s Best English Short Stories – Chesterton’s Club of Queer Trades

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The world’s best English short stories includes G. K. Chesterton’s The Club of Queer Trades.


In this cycle of six stories, Swinburne and the two Grant brothers – Basil and Rupert – successively uncover several bizzare occupations run by professionals belonging to London’s most exclusive club: the Club of Queer Trades.

  • What is the dreadful secret of the Vicar of Chuntsey?
  • What is the inexplicable connection between: an assault on a retired Army major, a decapitated head, and a garden-bed of pansies?

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