Six Characters Who Made a Career Change

24 Festive Tasks: Door 7 – Mawlid, Task 4:

Muhammad was a merchant before becoming a religious leader.  List 5 books on your shelves in which a key character makes / undergoes a radical career change.

 

1. Brother Cadfael: A career change can hardly get any more radical than going from crusading soldier to herbalist monk (with a sideline of detection).

2. Captain Arthur Hastings: From soldier in WWI to London detective (of sorts) to cattle rancher in “the Argentine”.

3. Washington Black: From child slave on a sugarcane farm to explorer to painter (supporting himself by working as a delivery boy) to scientist and scientific illustrator — all in the space of barely 20 years.

4. Mr. Lawrence Todhunter: From philantropist and occasional literary columnist to murderer (which btw is not a spoiler — it’s the book’s explicit premise).

5. Ed Hunter: From printer’s apprentice / assistant to amateur detective to “carnie”.

Special mention:
Miss Maud Silver: From governess to private investigator.

 

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