Robert Tressel Badge


A limited edition enamel badge of Robert Tressel the Irish author of the cult classic The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists

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This unusual badge celebrates the Irish author Robert Tressel and his all time classic book – The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists. While Tressel (born Robert Noonan) was a somewhat forgotten figure in his native Dublin he gained worldwide posthumous fame as an author.

Three years after his death ‘The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists’ was published and proved  an an enduring classic. The book influenced George Orwell and Tressel’s searing and at times harrowing portrayal of working class life guaranteed its enduring popularity.