The first time Nancy Carpentier Brown read G.K. Chesterton’s work, she didn’t just hate it – she actually burned the book!

But things certainly changed. Nancy now not only works with the American Chesterton Society, she is a leading expert on Frances Chesterton, and a much-requested speaker on both Gilbert and Frances Chesterton.

She’s also the author of The Father Brown Reader I and II, The Chestertons and the Golden Key, and The Woman Who Was Chesterton.

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • about introducing kids Chesterton and his work
  • learning more about Chesterton yourself as a parent
  • where to start when you’re overwhelmed!

Also: I may have possibly read aloud during this episode. And even whipped out my British accent to do it. Maybe. Possibly. ;)

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Episode 63
The Chestertons and the Golden Key

The Chestertons and the Golden Key

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**Description from Amazon: Summer vacation turns into an adventure for the three Nicholl sisters when Mr. Gilbert Chesterton and his wife come to town. Eleven-year-old Clare hopes to write a detective story. Eight-year-old Cece wants to be a champion roller-skater. And ten-year-old Joan just wants to learn how to play the loc...

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The Father Brown Reader II: More Stories from Chesterton

The Father Brown Reader II: More Stories from Chesterton

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**Description from Amazon: Sequel to the popular Father Brown Reader: Stories from Chesterton. Includes adaptations for young readers of four of Chesterton's Father Brown murder mysteries: The Inivisible Man, The Mirror of the Magistrate, The Eye of Apollo, and The Perishing Pendragons. In these stories, the notorious crimina...

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The Woman Who Was Chesterton

The Woman Who Was Chesterton

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**Description from Amazon: This is a love story. But it is also a detective story. And best of all, it is a true story, told here for the the first time. Gilbert Keith Chesterton was a romantic, a writer of detective tales, and a teller of the truth. His own story and the stories he told are becoming better and better known. ...

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Orthodoxy

Orthodoxy

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**Description from Amazon: “Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged. They always say, "Do it again"; and the grown-up person does it again until he is nearly dead. For grown-up people are not strong enough to exult in monotony. B...

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The Innocence of Father Brown

The Innocence of Father Brown

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**Description from Amazon: Twelve mysteries featuring Father Brown, the short, stumpy Catholic priest with "uncanny insight into human evil."

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Common Sense 101: Lessons from Chesterton

Common Sense 101: Lessons from Chesterton

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**Description from Amazon: Dale Ahlquist, the President of the American Chesterton Society, and author of G. K. Chesterton -The Apostle of Common Sense, presents a book of wonderful insights on how to "look at the whole world through the eyes of Chesterton". Since, as he says, "Chesterton wrote about everything", there is an ...

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The Great Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Puffin Classics)

The Great Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Puffin Classics)

**Description from Amazon: From the strange case of 'The Red-Headed League' to the extraordinary tale of 'The Engineer's Thumb', Sherlock Holmes and his assistant Dr Watson grapple with treachery, murder, and ingenious crimes of all kinds. But no case is too challening for the immortal detective's unique power of deduction.

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What’s Wrong with the World

What’s Wrong with the World

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**Description from Amazon: This collection of humorous essays by renowned author G. K. Chesterton perceptively examine the various wrongs of society and the world. The topics discussed in this book's three parts range between social commentary, a discussion of humankind and its nature, the impact of spirituality and the incr...

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The Complete Father Brown Mysteries: By G. K. Chesterton – Illustrated

The Complete Father Brown Mysteries: By G. K. Chesterton – Illustrated

**Description from Amazon: How is this book unique? Font adjustments & biography included Unabridged (100% Original content) Illustrated About The Complete Father Brown Mysteries by G. K. Chesterton Father Brown, one of the most intelligent and attractive characters to emerge from English detective fiction, first made ...

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G. K. Chesterton:  Apostle of Common Sense

G. K. Chesterton: Apostle of Common Sense

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**Description from Amazon: G. K. Chesterton was one of the most well-known and beloved writers of his time. Yet he has been strangely neglected today. This book is the perfect introduction to Chesterton. Ahlquist is an able guide who takes the reader through twelve of Chesterton’s most important books as well as the famous ...

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The Complete Thinker: The Marvelous Mind of G.K. Chesterton

The Complete Thinker: The Marvelous Mind of G.K. Chesterton

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**Description from Amazon: What does it mean to be a "complete thinker"? It means being able to take on a wide variety of ideas and disciplines and put them all together in a way that they work together. It means thinking like G.K. Chesterton.The English author G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936) was one of the most prolific and well...

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Wisdom and Innocence: A Life of G.K. Chesterton

Wisdom and Innocence: A Life of G.K. Chesterton

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**Description from Amazon: Through years of meticulous research and access to the literary estate of G.K. Chesterton, Joseph Pearce presents a major biography of a 20th century literary giant, providing a great deal of important information on GKC never before published. This is a thoroughly readable and delightful biography ...

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