The web page of the ABPress based in Oxford and Sibiu, soon open for business: muses and misspells on its books. Randomly decrepit, stiff joints, possibly neo-bankrupt: so out of touch it needs help, but so analogue it cannot be helped. Nonetheless temperamentally enthusiastic, moderately irascible.
Father Brown featured in 53 short stories, the last written in 1938. Chesterton based the character on a priest working in Bradford, the Right Reverend John O’Connor, who was instrumental in the author’s conversion to Catholicism in 1922. Father Brown was intuitive rather than deductive, a ramshackle and stumpy alternative to the cerebral Sherlock Holmes. This is the first published collection of his exploits, published in 1911.
BRITISH RETRO SERIES : BR07
C format paperback (216mm x 135mm)
cover design by Cristina Andries
frontispiece painting by Daniel Balanescu
TO BE PUBLISHED IN SEPTEMBER 2019