G.K. CHESTERTON 1874-1936
It is, today, perhaps hard to imagine that GK Chesterton's Father Brown was second
only to Sherlock Holmes in popularity during the early 1900s. Whilst Father Brown
may not have enjoyed the sustained interest amongst readers that has been reserved for
the likes of Holmes and Poirot, he remains, still today, highly prized amongst
collectors and the initiated reader alike.
The Author G.K. Chesterton
Born in London, on 28 May 1874, Gilbert Keith Chesterton was a famously prolific author
on many subjects and in many different forms. As with other authors, though,
we are confining our interests to his criminious works.
He did of course return, finally, though it seems more out of financial necessity
and a desire to promote a new magazine, GK's Weekly than any affection for the
character on GK Chesterton's part.
Text © 2003 R.D. Collins
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