21/05/2001

The Innocence of Father Brown (by GK Chesterton)

GK Chesterton was a Roman Catholic writer, an expert in English literature, and also creator of the delightful pseudo-detective Father Brown.

'The Innocence of Father Brown', which I read aloud to my teenage sons, is a collection of short stories featuring the well-known priest. They also, mostly, involve his reformed thief friend Flambeau.

Some clever plots, although some were rather convoluted and obscure. There were one or two particularly unpleasant murders, but there was also some light humour. They worked very well as read-alouds for teenagers.

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