"she read part of the Wisdom of Father Brown"
G.K. Chesterton in 1910
Public DomainG.K. Chesterton in 1910 - Credit: unknown

Father Brown is a character who appears in 52 short stories by G.K. Chesterton. The stories were published in five volumes between 1911 and 1935. The Wisdom of Father Brown (1914) is the second volume, containing 12 stories.

Father Brown was based on a real-life Catholic priest, Father John O'Connor (1870-1952), who was involved in Chesterton's conversion to Catholicism.