on 12 January 2015
I am a relative newcomer to Chesterton. He is someone you have heard about but how often have we actually read the work of the people we quote? This is a wonderful insight into the man, his extraordinary intelligence and gentleness in particular. So many of his essays have a contemporary feel. His essay topics cover vast ground, often unusual but always engaging. In 5 mins you can read an essay, find your mind stretched and your heart lifted. Astonishing when an essay topic can be a piece of chalk.