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The Innocence of Father Brown
Author: G. K. Chesterton

ISBN: 9780141393261
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 2 January 2014
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 18.0 x 11.4 x 2.2
Description:
'How in blazes do you know all these horrors?' cried Flambeau. The shadow of a smile crossed the round, simple face of his clerical opponent. 'Oh, by being a celibate simpleton, I suppose,' Father Brown said. 'Has it never struck you that a man who does next to nothing but hear men's real sins is not likely to be wholly unaware of human evil?'

With his round face, pipe and umbrella, the shambling, bespectacled priest Father Brown is an unlikely detective - yet his innocent air hides a razor-sharp understanding of the criminal mind. As this first volume of his adventures shows, the clerical sleuth has an uncanny ability to bring even the most elusive wrongdoer to justice.

About the Author

G. K. Chesterton was born in 1874. He attended the Slade School of Art, where he appears to have suffered a nervous breakdown, before turning his hand to journalism. A prolific writer throughout his life, his best- known books include The Napoleon of Notting Hill (1904), The Man Who Knew Too Much (1922), The Man Who Was Thursday (1908) and the Father Brown stories. Chesterton converted to Roman Ca...

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