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About the Author
Joseph Hilaire Pierre René Belloc (1870-1953) was a French-born, England-raised writer, historian, political activist, and Member of Parliament. Best known for his hilarious Cautionary Tales for Children, Belloc also wrote widely on history and current affairs.
A friend of G. K Chesterton, George Bernard Shaw, and H. G. Wells, Belloc's writings were so extensive that he became known as one of the "Big Four" of Edwardian letters.
A one-time member of the Fabian Society, Belloc quickly abandoned the far left and became equally hostile to both unbridled capitalism and socialism. He worked as editor of the political weekly Eye Witness which had a circulation of over 100,000, and, during the First World War, edited Land and Water, a journal devoted to the progress of the war.