on 20 March 2010
First bought these stories individually and then lost them. Thankfully this collection includes these classics and the father brown stories too. The Napoleon Of Notting Hill, The Club of Queer Trades, The Man Who Was Thursday.
The club of queer trades is a story related by a man to his friend about the strange careers of some people, how it looks odd to begin with but then is explained.
The man who was Thursday is a spy kind of story following a man who is chasing an anarchistic organisation throughout london and the escapades that follow.
Well worth buying this collection at this price.
on 29 March 2010
Five stars for the price and completeness of this excellent collection of the fiction of Chesterton, containing all the Father Brown stories, together with novels some of which are hard to obtain, The Napoleon Of Notting Hill, The Club of Queer Trades, The Man Who Was Thursday (in my opinion his masterpiece), Manalive, The Man Who Knew Too Much, The Poet And The Lunatics, and The Scandal of Father Brown. In terms of Chesterton the writer it omits any of his many essays, literary criticism, poetry, political and religious writing and his flawed but readable autobiography.
on 16 November 2008
The book contains The Napoleon Of Notting Hill, The Club of Queer Trades, The Man Who Was Thursday, The Innocence Of Father Brown, Manalive, The Wisdom Of Father Brown, The Man Who Knew Too Much, The Incredulity Of Father Brown, The Secret Of Father Brown, The Poet And The Lunatics, The Scandal of Father Brown.