Birthplace of GK Chesterton


Birthplace of GK Chesterton

The home of the author of detective Father Brown.

Location: 32 Sheffield Terrace, Campden Hill

Description: This is the birthplace of celebrated author and philosopher Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936).

He was well known in his lifetime as a philosopher and lay theologian, and was once labelled the 'prince of paradox' by his biographer Douglas. Time magazine observed of his writing style: 'Whenever possible Chesterton made his points with popular sayings, proverbs, allegoriesfirst carefully turning them inside out.'

Chesterton was a prolific writer publishing 80 books, 200+ poems, many short stories and newspaper columns/articles/opinion pieces. He is also celebrated for creating the fictional priest-detective Father Brown.

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Birthplace of GK Chesterton

The home of the author of detective Father Brown.

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