топик Brown, Father
One of the great figures of detective fiction is Father Brown, created by G.K. Chesterton (1874 — 1936) and largely based on his friend Father John O’Connor. Father Brown is a plump, moon — faced Roman Catholic priest from Essex, apparently vague and harmless, never separated from his large black umbrella and several brown paper parcels tied up with a string.
In fact Father Brown is a master of detection as Chesterton showed in forty — nine stories published between 1911 and 1935. He finds himself involved , more or less by chance, in crime, which he solves by using common sense and his vast knowledge of human nature. Father Brown appeared on film in 1954, with Alec Gui n ness in the title role, and later in a television series, starring Kenneth More.