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The Mystery of the Skeleton Key (Paperback, 100th Anniversary edition): Bernard Capes The Mystery of the Skeleton Key (Paperback, 100th Anniversary edition)
Bernard Capes; Introduction by G. K. Chesterton; Preface by Hugh Lamb
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The Skeleton Key (1919) was the first detective novel published by Collins, ushering in the Golden Age, the Crime Club, and 100 years of remarkable crime fiction that would follow. A body is discovered after a shooting party in the grounds of a country house in Hampshire. The police are called in, and a clever young detective, Sergeant Ridgway, begins to unravel a much more complicated and brutal case of murder than was first suspected. But has he met his match with Le Sage, a chess-playing Baron, who is convinced that the answers lie not in Hampshire but in Paris? After 20 years of writing in various genres, The Skeleton Key was Bernard Capes' crowning achievement, as he died shortly after completing the book. Introduced by Hugh Lamb, whose anthology The Black Reaper resurrected Capes' reputation as one of the best horror writers of his generation, the book also includes its original tribute to Capes by G. K. Chesterton, author of the Father Brown mysteries.

The Complete Father Brown Stories (Paperback): G. K. Chesterton The Complete Father Brown Stories (Paperback)
G. K. Chesterton 1
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To celebrate the 100th anniversary of G. K. Chesterton's Father Brown mysteries, BBC One Daytime has commissioned a new 10-part drama series for January 2013 to bring the priest-turned-detective back to life. BBC Books will be publishing a new edition of the original and complete short stories to tie-in to transmission. Set in the early-twentieth century, Father Brown's world is quintessentially English; crime scenes await in country houses, rural parish churches and quaint gardens as well as foggy London streets and shadowy railway stations. Father Brown may be a kindly cleric, but his bumbling nature disguises a detective mind to rival Sherlock Holmes... The character of Father Brown, brought to life by Mark Williams, is based on a real parish priest and the idea that priests, through hearing Confession, know the worst of human nature more than anyone, including the police. Father Brown uses his experiences to put himself into the mind of the criminal to solve each mystery and catch the perpetrators.

The Complete Father Brown Stories (Paperback): G. K. Chesterton The Complete Father Brown Stories (Paperback)
G. K. Chesterton; Introduction by David Stuart Davies; Series edited by Keith Carabine
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With an Introduction by David Stuart Davies. Father Brown, one of the most quirkily genial and lovable characters to emerge from English detective fiction, first made his appearance in The Innocence of Father Brown in 1911. That first collection of stories established G.K. Chesterton's kindly cleric in the front rank of eccentric sleuths. This complete collection contains all the favourite Father Brown stories, showing a quiet wit and compassion that has endeared him to many, whilst solving his mysteries by a mixture of imagination and a sympathetic worldliness in a totally believable manner.

The Catechism of Hockey (Paperback, Annotated edition): G. K. Chesterton, Dale Ahlquist The Catechism of Hockey (Paperback, Annotated edition)
G. K. Chesterton, Dale Ahlquist
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The Innocence of Father Brown (Paperback): G. K. Chesterton The Innocence of Father Brown (Paperback)
G. K. Chesterton 1
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This is the first volume of Chesterton's brilliant, ingenious Father Brown stories. Ahead of a new series of the popular BBC adaptation starring Mark Williams, all five of the original Father Brown books have been republished with charming and collectible Penguin covers. 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 wise, worldly clerical sleuth has an uncanny ability to bring even the most elusive wrongdoer to justice. 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 Catholicism in 1922 and died in 1938.

Orthodoxy (Hardcover, New edition): G. K. Chesterton Orthodoxy (Hardcover, New edition)
G. K. Chesterton
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"One of the top 10 Christian books of the twentieth century." - "Christianity Today". Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) has been called "the ablest and most exuberant proponent of orthodox Christianity of his time." One of the twentieth century's most thoughtful authors, he greatly influenced countless Christian writers including C.S. Lewis and others. Described as one of 10 "indispensable spiritual classics" of the past 1500 years by "Publishers Weekly", Chesterton's "Orthodoxy" offers a unique explanation of the essentials of the Christian faith, and of his own journey from skepticism to belief. "It is constantly assumed, especially in our Tolstoian tendencies, that when the lion lies down with the lamb the lion becomes lamb-like...That is simply the lamb absorbing the lion instead of the lion eating the lamb. The real problem is - can the lion lie down with the lamb and still retain his royal ferocity? That is the problem the Church attempted; that is the miracle she achieved." - From "Orthodoxy". Every Christian library needs the classics - the timeless books that have spoken powerfully to generations of believers. "Hendrickson Christian Classics" allow readers to build an essential classics library in affordable modern editions. Each volume is freshly retypeset for reading comfort, while thoughtful new introductions place each in historical and spiritual context. Attractive, classically bound covers look great together on the shelf. Best of all, value pricing makes this series easy to own. Planned to span the spectrum of Christian wisdom through the ages, "Hendrickson Christian Classics" set a new standard for quality and value.

G.K.Chesterton - Essential Writings (Paperback): G. K. Chesterton G.K.Chesterton - Essential Writings (Paperback)
G. K. Chesterton; Volume editing by William Griffin
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G.K.Chesterton (1874-1936), was one of the great Catholic writers of the twentieth century. He brought a distinctive Catholic perspective to scores of books and articles - even to the genre of detective novels in the famous Father Brown mysteries. As this collection shows, Chestertons writing contains a spiritual dimension. In his ability to combine matters of great seriousness with great humour the contours of his distinctive and "paradoxical" spirituality emerge.

The Man Who Was Thursday (Paperback): G. K. Chesterton The Man Who Was Thursday (Paperback)
G. K. Chesterton 1
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The Penguin English Library Edition of The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton '"A man's brain is a bomb," he cried out, loosening suddenly his strange passion and striking his own skull with violence. "My brain feels like a bomb, night and day. It must expand! It must expand! A man's brain must expand, if it breaks up the universe"' In a park in London, secret policeman Gabriel Syme strikes up a conversation with an anarchist. Sworn to do his duty, Syme uses his new acquaintance to go undercover in Europe's Central Anarchist Council and infiltrate their deadly mission, even managing to have himself voted to the position of 'Thursday'. When Syme discovers another undercover policeman on the Council, however, he starts to question his role in their operations. And as a desperate chase across Europe begins, his confusion grows, as well as his confidence in his ability to outwit his enemies. But he has still to face the greatest terror that the Council has: a man named Sunday, whose true nature is worse than Syme could ever have imagined ... The Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.

Father Brown Short Stories (Hardcover): G. K. Chesterton Father Brown Short Stories (Hardcover)
G. K. Chesterton
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Father Brown of the Church of Rome - Selected Mystery Stories (Paperback): G. K. Chesterton Father Brown of the Church of Rome - Selected Mystery Stories (Paperback)
G. K. Chesterton; Edited by John Peterson
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The Man Who Was Thursday - A Nightmare (Paperback): G. K. Chesterton The Man Who Was Thursday - A Nightmare (Paperback)
G. K. Chesterton; Introduction by Matthew Beaumont, Kingsley Amis; Edited by Matthew Beaumont
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G.K. Chesterton's The Man Who Was Thursday is a thrilling novel of deception, subterfuge, double-crossing and secret identities, and this Penguin Classics edition is edited with an introduction by Matthew Beaumont. The Central Anarchist Council is a secret society sworn to destroy the world. The council is governed by seven men, who hide their identities behind the names of the days of the week. Yet one of their number - Thursday - is not the revolutionary he claims to be, but a Scotland Yard detective named Gabriel Syme, sworn to infiltrate the organisation and bring the architects of chaos to justice. But when he discovers another undercover policeman on the Council, Syme begins to question his role in their operations. And as a desperate chase across Europe begins, his confusion grows, as well as his confidence in his ability to outwit his enemies, unravelling the mysteries of human behaviour and belief in a thrilling contest of wits. But he has still to face the greatest terror that the Council has: a man named Sunday, whose true nature is worse than Syme could ever have imagined ... In his introduction, Matthew Beaumont examines the book's themes of identity and confrontation, and explores its intriguing title. This edition also contains a chronology, notes and suggested further reading. G.K. Chesterton (1874-1938) 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) and the Father Brown stories. Chesterton converted to Roman Catholicism in 1922 and died in 1938. If you enjoyed The Man Who Was Thursday, you might enjoy Joseph Conrad's The Secret Agent, also available in Penguin Classics. 'The most thrilling book I have ever read' Kingsley Amis, author of Lucky Jim

Father Brown Short Stories (Hardcover): G. K. Chesterton Father Brown Short Stories (Hardcover)
G. K. Chesterton
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The Scandal of Father Brown (Paperback): G. K. Chesterton The Scandal of Father Brown (Paperback)
G. K. Chesterton 1
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'It would not be fair to record the adventures of Father Brown, without admitting that he was once involved in a grave scandal...It happened in a picturesque Mexican road-house of rather loose repute...' After many years in the priesthood, Father Brown knows human nature and is not afraid of its dark side. In this fifth and final series of mysteries, the clerical mastermind confronts slander, passion, radical politics, superstition, high crimes and misdemeanours, outwitting some quite extraordinary and villainous adversaries on the way. 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 Catholicism in 1922 and died in 1938. 'Chesterton knew how to make the most of a detective story' Jorge Luis Borges

Orthodoxy (Noll Library) (Hardcover): G. K. Chesterton Orthodoxy (Noll Library) (Hardcover)
G. K. Chesterton
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The Incredulity of Father Brown (Paperback): G. K. Chesterton The Incredulity of Father Brown (Paperback)
G. K. Chesterton 1
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The third volume of stories featuring the cunning clerical sleuth Father Brown. Ahead of a new series of the popular BBC adaptation starring Mark Williams, all five of Chesterton's original Father Brown books have been republished with charming and collectible Penguin covers. 'That sort of thing may be very well for crypts and cloisters and all sorts of moonshiny places. But ghosts can't get through a closed door in an American hotel.' Father Brown, the shrewd and modest clerical detective, encounters miracles, ghosts and prophets in this third volume of ingeniously plotted tales. From South America to New York, his keen observation and quiet wisdom are a match for any mystery - even when he finds himself missing, presumed dead, in his own coffin ... 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 Catholicism in 1922 and died in 1938. 'Chesterton knew how to make the most of a detective story' Jorge Luis Borges

The Annotated Innocence of Father Brown (Paperback, Annotated edition): G. K. Chesterton The Annotated Innocence of Father Brown (Paperback, Annotated edition)
G. K. Chesterton
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The beloved fictional detective Father Brown solves 12 of his most puzzling cases in this copiously annotated edition. This first collection of Father Brown mysteries, widely considered the author's best, includes "The Blue Cross" "The Hammer of God," "The Eye of Apollo" and more.

Father Brown: Series 1 (DVD): Mark Williams, Sorcha Cusack, Nancy Carroll, Alex Price, Hugo Speer, Keith Osborn Father Brown: Series 1 (DVD)
Mark Williams, Sorcha Cusack, Nancy Carroll, Alex Price, Hugo Speer, …
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All ten episodes from the first series of the TV drama starring Mark Williams as the eponymous character created by English writer G.K. Chesterton. Set in the 1950s in the fictional village of Kembleford, the series follows Roman Catholic priest Father Brown who has a knack for solving crimes. He is assisted by parish secretary Bridgette McCarthy (Sorcha Cusack) and is often a source of frustration for the local police. The episodes are: 'The Hammer of God', 'The Flying Stars', 'The Wrong Shape', 'The Man in the Tree', 'The Eye of Apollo', 'The Bride of Christ', 'The Devil's Dust', 'The Face of Death', 'The Mayor and the Magician' and 'The Blue Cross'.

The Secret of Father Brown (Paperback): G. K. Chesterton The Secret of Father Brown (Paperback)
G. K. Chesterton 1
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The fourth collection of Father Brown stories featuring the ingenious amateur detective. Ahead of a new series of the popular BBC adaptation starring Mark Williams, all five of Chesterton's original Father Brown books have been republished with charming and collectible Penguin covers. 'You see, I had murdered them all myself ... I had thought out exactly how a thing like that could be done, and in what style or state of mind a man could really do it. And when I was quite sure that I felt exactly like the murderer myself, of course I knew who he was.' Unassuming super-sleuth Father Brown has such brilliant powers of deduction that he knows more about crime than the criminals themselves. In this fourth volume of stories, the shabby priest unravels the most baffling conundrums involving, among others, a flying fish, a man with two beards and the Worst Crime in the World. 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 Catholicism in 1922 and died in 1938. 'Chesterton knew how to make the most of a detective story' Jorge Luis Borges

Manalive - A Comic Novel (Paperback): G. K. Chesterton Manalive - A Comic Novel (Paperback)
G. K. Chesterton
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This classic novel by the brilliant Chesterton tells the rollicking tale of Innocent Smith, a man who may be crazy--or possibly the most sane man of all. In this delightfully strange mystery, Chesterton demonstrates why life is worth living, and that sometimes we need a little madness just to know we are alive.

Saint Francis Of Assisi (Paperback, New edition): G. K. Chesterton Saint Francis Of Assisi (Paperback, New edition)
G. K. Chesterton
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Francis of Assisi is, after Mary of Nazareth, the greatest saint in the Christian calendar, and one of the most influential men in the whole of human history. By universal acclaim, this biography by G. K. Chesterton is considered the best appreciation of Francis's life--the one that gets to the heart of the matter.



For Chesterton, Francis is a great paradoxical figure, a man who loved women but vowed himself to chastity; an artist who loved the pleasures of the natural world as few have loved them, but vowed himself to the most austere poverty, stripping himself naked in the public square so all could see that he had renounced his worldly goods; a clown who stood on his head in order to see the world aright. Chesterton gives us Francis in his world-the riotously colorful world of the High Middle Ages, a world with more pageantry and romance than we have seen before or since. Here is the Francis who tried to end the Crusades by talking to the Saracens, and who interceded with the emperor on behalf of the birds. Here is the Francis who inspired a revolution in art that began with Giotto and a revolution in poetry that began with Dante. Here is the Francis who prayed and danced with pagan abandon, who talked to animals, who invented the creche.

Father Brown (Paperback, Modern Library pbk. ed): G. K. Chesterton Father Brown (Paperback, Modern Library pbk. ed)
G. K. Chesterton; Edited by P.D. James; Introduction by P.D. James
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G. K. Chesterton's Father Brown may seem a pleasantly doddering Roman Catholic priest, but appearances deceive. With keen observation and an unerring sense of man's frailties-gained during his years listening to confessions-Father Brown succeeds in bringing even the most elusive criminals to justice.
This definitive collection of fifteen stories, selected by the American Chesterton Society, includes such classics as "The Blue Cross," "The Secret Garden," and "The Paradise of Thieves." As P. D. James writes in her Introduction, "We read the Father Brown stories for a variety pleasures, including their ingenuity, their wit and intelligence, and for the brilliance of the writing. But they provide more. Chesterton was concerned with the greatest of all problems, the vagaries of the human heart."

What's Wrong with the World (Paperback): G. K. Chesterton What's Wrong with the World (Paperback)
G. K. Chesterton
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Four Faultless Felons (Paperback): G. K. Chesterton Four Faultless Felons (Paperback)
G. K. Chesterton
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This book is the third and final of the Mysterious Island set of tales and adventures. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Father Brown: Series 2 (DVD): Mark Williams, Sorcha Cusack, Nancy Carroll, Alex Price, Hugo Speer, Tom Chambers Father Brown: Series 2 (DVD)
Mark Williams, Sorcha Cusack, Nancy Carroll, Alex Price, Hugo Speer, … 1
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All ten episodes from the second series of the TV drama starring Mark Williams as the eponymous character created by English writer G.K. Chesterton. Set in the 1950s in the fictional village of Kembleford, the series follows Roman Catholic priest Father Brown who has a knack for solving crimes. He is assisted by parish secretary Bridgette McCarthy (Sorcha Cusack) and is often a source of frustration for the local police. The episodes are: 'The Ghost in the Machine', 'The Maddest of All', 'The Pride of Prydes', 'The Shadow of the Scaffold', 'The Mysteries of the Rosary', 'The Daughters of Jerusalem', 'The Three Tools of Death', 'The Prize of Colonel Gerard', 'The Grim Reaper' and 'The Laws of Motion'.

The Innocence of Father Brown (Standard format, CD): G. K. Chesterton The Innocence of Father Brown (Standard format, CD)
G. K. Chesterton; Read by Frederick Davidson
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