Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Novel News

Part of our on-going business here at the ACS blogg is to keep you informed of Chestertonian news. An anonymous source has leaked some details of a new work of fiction being developed - apparently being written by a Chestertonian, as it has tantalising Chesterton quotes at the start of each chapter. The leak consists of several chapters, set in America in the late 1840s. One of the main characters, John Fisher, was born in England though is presently working in America. It is suggested that his coat of arms plays a role in the story, and the author has asked Dr. Thursday to arrange an appropriate arms:

The Original Arms of John Fisher: Or, on a fess between three water-bougets azure, a fish naiant argent. (His mark of difference, a martlet, is omitted.)
Motto: Noli timere ex hoc iam homines eris capiens.
("Do not fear, from now on you will be catching men." Luke 5:10)

Our source informs us that the word "original" appears because the arms is changed; further explanation will have to await the complete text.

We look forward to reading this work when it is complete, and will inform you of further news as we learn of it.

And our thanks to Dr. Thursday for his heraldry expertise which helped in the making of this post.

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